Background: The purpose of this study was to examine the stability of behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD) in children with specific speech and language difficulties (SSLD), and the relationship between BESD and the language ability.
Methods: A sample of children with SSLD were assessed for BESD at ages 8, 10 and 12 years by both teachers and parents. Language abilities were assessed at 8 and 10 years.
Results: High levels of BESD were found at all three ages b...Expand abstract
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- N.B. Professor Strand is now based at the Department of Education, University of Oxford.
Longitudinal patterns of behaviour problems in children with specific speech and languge difficulties: child and context factors
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