The Impact of Language Development on the Psychosocial and Emotional Development of Young Children
Nancy J. Cohen, Ph.D., Hincks-Dellcrest Centre and Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Published online 05-31-06 in the Canadian Language & Literacy Research Network in their Encyclopedia of Language and Literacy Development
Language and communicative competence provide critical tools for learning, engaging in social relationships, and behaviour and emotion regulation from infancy onward. This report describes the evolution of language development in the first five years of life and its interrelationship with psychosocial and emotional development and disorder across the life span. Implications for prevention, intervention, education and public policy will also be discussed.
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