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Toddler Language Delays and Difficult Behavior

Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics article explores connection

In the New England Journal of Medicine Journal Watch, Dr. Jenny Radesky reviews “Talking Tots and the Terrible Twos: Early Language and Disruptive Behavior in Toddlers” by Megan Y. Roberts, PhD, et al. The article was published in the October 1, 2018, issue of the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.

Dr. Radesky’s review, “Toddler Language Delays and Difficult Behavior Go Hand in Hand,” describes the researchers’ survey results that show “an observed inverse relationship between language development and disruptive behavior is particularly strong in low-income children.”

Read the NEJM review.

Read the full article in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.

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