alexa Associations between toddler-age communication and kindergarten-age self-regulatory skills.


Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior

Author(s): Aro T, Laakso ML, Mtt S, Tolvanen A, Poikkeus AM, Aro T, Laakso ML, Mtt S, Tolvanen A, Poikkeus AM

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Abstract PURPOSE: In this study, the authors aimed at gaining understanding on the associations of different types of early language and communication profiles with later self-regulation skills by using longitudinal data from toddler age to kindergarten age. METHOD: Children with early language profiles representing expressive delay, broad delay (i.e., expressive, social, and/or symbolic), and typical language development were compared in domains of kindergarten-age executive and regulative skills (attentional/executive functions, regulation of emotions and behavioral activity, and social skills) assessed with parental questionnaires. RESULTS: Children with delay in toddler-age language development demonstrated poorer kindergarten-age self-regulation skills than children with typical early language development. Broad early language delays were associated with compromised social skills and attentional/executive functions, and early expressive delays were associated with a generally lower level of kindergarten-age executive and regulative skills. Regression analyses showed that both earlier and concurrent language had an effect especially on the attentional/executive functions. CONCLUSIONS: The findings suggest that different aspects of toddler-age language have differential associations with later self-regulation. Possible mechanisms linking early language development to later self-regulative development are discussed. This article was published in J Speech Lang Hear Res and referenced in Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior

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