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The relationship between communication and behaviour in children: a case for public mental health?

James Law (Centre for Integrated Healthcare Research, Queen Margaret University)
Lawrie Elliott (Centre for Integrated Healthcare Research, Napier University Edinburgh)

Journal of Public Mental Health

ISSN: 1746-5729

Article publication date: 10 July 2009

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Abstract

This paper examines the overlap between two groups of children, those with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and those with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD). The case is made that these are common and overlap, with serious consequences for the children and families concerned. The difficulties experienced by the children and their families have implications for health inequalities and should influence the way in which both child and adolescent mental health and public health services are conceptualised and delivered.

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Law, J. and Elliott, L. (2009), "The relationship between communication and behaviour in children: a case for public mental health?", Journal of Public Mental Health, Vol. 8 No. 1, pp. 4-10. https://doi.org/10.1108/17465729200900002

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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