Communication Disorders in Children: A Challenge for Health Care

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Background. Today"s children will participate in a society whose economic basis will be information and communication and they must have optimal communication skills to be able to be functional optimally within the information society. Heretofore, in the United States, there has been no systematic attempt to diagnose and care for children with communication disorders. Methods. It is essential that the child be diagnosed early because there appears to be a critical period for language development. Conclusion. If interventions do not occur early, in the area of communication disorders, there is a high probability of significant morbidity because of impaired communication abilities. This morbidity can manifest itself in asocial activity and loss of economic opportunity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)585-588
Number of pages4
JournalPreventive Medicine
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1993

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Communication
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Communication Disorders in Children : A Challenge for Health Care. / Ruben, Robert J.

In: Preventive Medicine, Vol. 22, No. 4, 07.1993, p. 585-588.

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