Long, Gregory A.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
A critical review of current research on disabilities has shown that individuals with disabilities are subjective to a stigma. This stigma has devastating affects on the social life of the individual. Often times, this is established in childhood and continues through adulthood. It has been shown that this stigma affects and individuals social competence, the ability to form peer relationships, and results in social anxiety. Communicative disorders, as a type of disability, are subjective to the same results. Communicative disorders have also been shown to have correlation to behavioral and academic problems as well as social implications. Articulation disorders also have a stigma that increases as an individual ages. The-long-term social effects of an articulation disorder are an area that needs further research.
Smith, Katherine, "Disability, communication disorders, articulation disorders and their social implications : a review of research" (2008). Honors Capstones. 414.
Northern Illinois University
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