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Language and social-emotional and behavioural wellbeing from 4 to 7 years: a community-based study

Levickis, Penny, Sciberras, Emma, McKean, Cristina, Conway, Laura, Pezic, Angela, Mensah, Fiona K., Bavin, Edith L., Bretherton, Lesley, Eadie, Patricia, Prior, Margot and Reilly, Sheena 2018, Language and social-emotional and behavioural wellbeing from 4 to 7 years: a community-based study, European child and adolescent psychiatry, vol. 27, no. 7, pp. 849-859, doi: 10.1007/s00787-017-1079-7.

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Title Language and social-emotional and behavioural wellbeing from 4 to 7 years: a community-based study
Author(s) Levickis, Penny
Sciberras, EmmaORCID iD for Sciberras, Emma orcid.org/0000-0003-2812-303X
McKean, Cristina
Conway, Laura
Pezic, Angela
Mensah, Fiona K.
Bavin, Edith L.
Bretherton, Lesley
Eadie, Patricia
Prior, Margot
Reilly, Sheena
Journal name European child and adolescent psychiatry
Volume number 27
Issue number 7
Start page 849
End page 859
Total pages 11
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publication date 2018-07
ISSN 1018-8827
1435-165X
Keyword(s) behavioural problems
childhood
language disorder
longitudinal study
social-emotional problems
Summary Language disorder (LD) and social-emotional and behavioural (SEB) difficulties are common childhood problems that often co-occur. While there is clear evidence of these associations from clinical samples, less is known about community samples. This paper examines these associations in children aged 4–7 years from a community-based longitudinal study. 771 families provided questionnaire and assessment data at 4, 5 and 7 years. Parent-reported SEB difficulties were measured at each point (SDQ). Child language was directly assessed at 4 (CELF-P2), 5 and 7 years (CELF-4). Linear regression analysis was used to compare cross-sectional differences in mean SDQ scores between children with and without LD at each time point. Linear regression was then used to examine how patterns of language development (language disordered at three time points; never disordered; disordered at one or two time points, i.e. ‘unstable’ group) related to SEB difficulties at each age, adjusted for potential confounders, as in the previous analyses. Higher hyperactivity/inattention scores were associated with LD at each age. In fully adjusted models, there was little difference in mean emotional symptoms scores between children with and without LD. The ‘never’ LD group had lower mean SDQ scores at each time point than the ‘unstable’ group. Findings highlight that children with persistent LD from preschool to early primary school may be more likely to have concomitant SEB difficulties, particularly behavioural difficulties. Those with unstable LD may also have co-occurring SEB difficulties, showing a need for education and health professionals to monitor early language and SEB development.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s00787-017-1079-7
Field of Research 1103 Clinical Sciences
1701 Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2017, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30109004

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