Loes Janssen

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Loes Janssen

Leiden University

Abstract

Using a tablet game to examine the relation between language skills and problem behavior in typically developing children

Children with language disorders are at an increased risk of developing behavioral disorders and this risk is already apparent in young children. However, whether a similar relation can be found in typically developing children remains unclear. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the relation between language skills and problem behavior in typically developing children. We developed an innovative, interactive tablet game to examine this relation. In this game we evoked a communication breakdown and we coded the behavioral response of the children (N = 50). The game was validated as a measure of children’s linguistic skills and we found a somewhat similar relation between language skills and problem behavior in typically developing preschoolers as found in clinical samples.

 

For the slides, see here: EMLAR Presentation Loes Janssen

 

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