Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Communication Problems: There is Always a Reason

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Aug 15, 2011 - Medical - 224 pages
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Children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) are far more likely to have communication problems than their peers, yet these problems are under-recognised, under-researched, and most importantly, often unaddressed. Melanie Cross considers the reasons why behavioural and communication difficulties so often occur together, and examines the social, educational and mental health implications of this. She shows that improving the communication skills of children and young people with SEBD can contribute to better outcomes, and that speech and language therapy is an important, yet often absent, service for this group. She provides practical guidelines for assessing communication, as well as useful strategies to help children and young people with SEBD to develop their communication skills. This second edition also contains information on unidentified and unmet communication needs in vulnerable young people, including young offenders and those at risk of social exclusion. This book will be an invaluable resource for speech and language therapists, social workers, teachers and other professionals working with children with emotional, behavioural and communication difficulties.

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1 Are Language and Emotional Development Linked?
2 The Links Between Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Communication Problems
3 Undetected Communication Problems and Their Impact
Communication Difficulties in Vulnerable Children and Young People
5 The Identification and Assessment of Communication Difficulties in Children with SEBD
6 What Can be Done to Help Young People with Communication Emotional and Behavioural Problems?
Indicators List for Identifying Communication Difficulties
Strategies for Supporting Communication Problems
Glossary of Abbreviations
Subject Index
Author Index

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About the author (2011)

Melanie Cross is a consultant speech and language therapist. For the past fifteen years she has worked with young people in public care at The Integrated Services Programme (ISP). She is a clinical tutor on the speech and language therapy course at City University, London, and a Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) Advisor in Mental Health (Paediatric). She has also worked as a professional advisor for the children's communication charity I CAN.

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