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Titre du Document
Social communication deficits in conduct disorder: a clinical and community survey
Auteur(s)
GILMOUR J. ; HILL B. ; PLACE M. ; ...
Résumé
Background: Increasing numbers of children are referred to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services because of disruptive behaviour. Recent reviews on the origins of conduct problems indicate that the most severe and persistent forms are found predominantly among males with a range of neurodevelopmental vulnerabilities, which are likely to have biological substrates. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that many children who are identified with conduct disorder actually have a primary deficit in pragmatic language skills, of a quality and degree that is similar to children on the autistic spectrum. We hypothesised that pragmatic difficulties may underlie the antisocial behaviour in a proportion of children who are labelled as conduct disordered. Methods: Using the Children's Communication Checklist (Bishop, 1998), we surveyed 142 children who had been referred for clinical investigation, with a predominant diagnosis of either an autistic spectrum condition (n = 87) or conduct disorder (n = 55), and 60 typically developing comparison children. Among children with conduct disorders, males predominated 9:1. Results: On the basis of parent and teacher ratings, two-thirds of those with conduct disorders had pragmatic language impairments and other behavioural features similar in nature and degree to those of children with autism, independent of IQ. In a further study, we surveyed 54 children who had been excluded from elementary schools in a socio-economically disadvantaged
Editeur
Blackwell
Identifiant
PMID : 15225339 ISSN : 0021-9630 CODEN : JPPDAI
Source
Journal of child psychology and psychiatry and allied disciplines (Print) A. 2004, vol. 45, n° 5, pp. 967-978 [12 pages] [bibl. : 1 p.1/4]
Langue
Anglais
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