Developmental language disorders

Developmental language disorder (DLD) is diagnosed when a child’s language skills are persistently below the level expected for the child’s age.

  • JCPP Editorial: Volume 62, Issue 06, June 2021

    Editorial: “Is there a core deficit in specific learning disabilities?” by Arne Lervåg

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  • JCPP Annual Research Review Editorial: Volume 62, Issue 05, May 2021

    Editorial: “‘In our time’: Has the pandemic changed the way we write and read mental health and neurodevelopmental disorder research reviews?” by Sara R. Jaffee

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  • Dr. Megan Gunnar

    Megan R. Gunnar is currently a Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota.  She is a Specialist Subject Editor of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

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  • Professor Sabine Landau

    Professor Sabine Landau is a professor of Biostatistics in the department of Biostatistics & Health Informatics at Kings College London. Her main area of research include: Design and analysis of trials of complex interventions, casual mediation analysis, methods for process evaluation and real-world evidence.

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  • Professor Paul Ramchandani

    Paul is LEGO Professor of Play in Education, Development and Learning at Cambridge University. He is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Paul’s research focuses on early child development, including the role of play in children’s early development and the prevention of mental health problems. He is the Practitioner Review Editor for the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

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  • Dr. Eric Fombonne

    Dr. Eric Fombonne trained in child and adolescent psychiatry in France. He held appointments as clinical scientist at the National Institute of Health and Medical Research  (INSERM, France), as Senior Lecturer and Reader at the Institute of Psychiatry and Maudsley Hospital, King’s College London, UK (1993-2001), as tenured Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University (Canada), Head of the Division of Child Psychiatry and Canada Research Chair in Child Psychiatry (2001-2012). 

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  • Professor Arne Lervåg

    Arne Lervag is a professor in the Department of Education at the University of Oslo. His academic interests include: Development of Reading and Language Skills, Reading Comprehension, Word Decoding, and Latent Variable and Growth Modeling. He is an Editor for JCPP

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  • Dr. Maxine Winstansley

    Developmental language disorders, young offenders, and reoffending – CAMHS around the Campfire

    FREE virtual journal club #CAMHScampfire welcomes Dr. Maxine Winstanley on her paper in JCPP on ‘Developmental language disorders and risk of recidivism among young offenders’.

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    Informal Journal Club
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  • A developmental language disorder might increase the risk of reoffending

    Researchers in the UK are the first to identify the potential impact of a developmental language disorder (DLD) on reoffending risk in young people. Maxine Winstanley and colleagues recruited 145 young offenders to their study.

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  • Children with low language ability are at risk of a poor health-related quality-of-life

    Ha Le and colleagues have examined the association between low language ability and health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) in an Australian community-based cohort of 1,910 children assessed throughout childhood.

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