Bachelor of Arts
Major or Concentration
English, Linguistics, and Communication
This paper addresses the comorbidity of communication and psychological disorders in children by gathering and analyzing research on communication disorders, psychological disorders, and approaches to understand their connection and present a possible origin of these two disorders. Using the transactional model, one can understand the comorbidity of these disorders and of an individual's psychological environment, communicative environment, and the relationship between these two spheres. The impacts on academics and social life can cause learning disabilities, reading disabilities, and social isolation from friends, teachers, and family. Furthermore, understanding disorders' origin allows for researchers to better assess the prevalence of speech, language, and psychological disorders and how to best treat both. Having this understanding can aid a speech-language pathologist in proper treatment and improved tactics in therapy. Future research should focus on each specific disorder and the combination of disorders in a longitudinal study to better understand their relationship.
Triska, Victoria L., "The Comorbidity of Communication and Psychological Disorders: An analysis of the origin and prevalence of children presenting with comorbid language, speech, and psychological disorders" (2016). Student Research Submissions. 139.