Armstrong et al. identify adolescent groups with apparent later-onset vocabulary deficits, and risk factors for predicting this profile in early childhood. This tells us that skill level early in development doesn't always predict how these children/people will perform compared to norms as they continue to grow.
Iverach et al. show that SLPs need to be sensitive to the potential psychological needs of adolescents who stutter, and the complex relationship between stuttering severity, anxiety, and impact of the disorder. Blood & Blood show that people who stutter’s childhood experiences of negative social interactions and reactions contribute to their emotional wellbeing into adulthood as well.
Petrina et al. examine factors related to healthy friendships, and show that elementary-aged children with ASD and their friends experience mutual satisfaction in their friendship.
Armstrong, R., Scott, J., Copland, D., McMahon, K., Khan, A., Najman, J. M., Alati, R., Arnott, W. (2016). Predicting receptive vocabulary change from childhood to adulthood: A birth cohort study. Journal of Communication Disorders, 64, 78–90.
Blood, G.W., & Blood, I.M. (2016). Long-term Consequences of Childhood Bullying in Adults who Stutter: Social Anxiety, Fear of Negative Evaluation, Self-esteem, and Satisfaction with Life. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 50, 72–84.
Iverach, L., Lowe, R., Jones, M., O'Brian, S., Menzies, R.G., Packman, A., Onslow, M. (2017). A speech and psychological profile of treatment-seeking adolescents who stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 51, 24–38.
Petrina, N., Carter, M., Stephenson, J., Sweller, N. (2016) Friendship satisfaction in children with autism spectrum disorder and nominated friends. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-2970-7.