Editorial: Are you speaking my language? Raising awareness of language learning impairments in developmental psychopathology
Article first published online: 24 JUN 2013
© 2013 The Authors. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry © 2013 Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Volume 54, Issue 7, pages 705–706, July 2013
How to Cite
Norbury, C. F. (2013), Editorial: Are you speaking my language? Raising awareness of language learning impairments in developmental psychopathology. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54: 705–706. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12110
- Issue published online: 24 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 24 JUN 2013
Language impairments affect 3–7% of the population (Norbury & Paul, 2013), yet receive very little public attention, research interest or research funding (Bishop, 2010). This is quite surprising given that language is central to our everyday lives; we use language to learn and to work, to communicate with our friends and loved ones and to access leisure activities such as reading and television. Additionally, language is a fantastic resource for problem solving, negotiating and managing our thoughts, feelings and behaviour.