Specific developmental disorders. The language-learning continuum

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Swank, L. K.

Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America. 1999 Jan; 8(1): 89-112, vi.


The goal of this article is to inform and educate those who work with children who present with language-learning disorders about phonologic processing deficits, because this area has been shown to have a significant impact on children and adults who exhibit reading disabilities. Mental health professionals who work with children with reading problems need to be aware of what is known about this source of reading disorders and the implications of this knowledge for prevention and treatment. Advocating for appropriate instruction for children with reading problems is an important role mental health professionals can play in working with this population.

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