Language disorders as a child-rearing problem
In a group of 46 language-disturbed children we investigated the parent-child interactions during an interview and a home-observation. The parent-child interactions were compared with the same interactions in a control group. Significant differences were found between the two groups. In language-disturbed children, parents are more conscious of their language stimulation, but they do this in a way that does not suit the child. These results support the notion that changing the interactions between parent and child is, next to language therapy, an important step in intervention.