Peer Acceptance and Friendship in Children with Specific Language Impairment
This study examined reciprocal friendship and peer acceptance in children with specific language impairment (SLI). Peer rating and reciprocal friendship measures were administered in four classrooms containing 8 children with SLI. Three of the children with SLI were less well accepted than typical peers, and 5 children reported no reciprocal friendships. Suggestions for facilitating friendships in children with SLI are proposed.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Topics in Language Disorders
Fujiki, M., Brinton, B., Hart, C., & Fitzgerald, A. (1999). Peer Acceptance and Friendship in Children with Specific Language Impairment. Topics in Language Disorders, 19 (2), 34-48. https://doi.org/10.1097/00011363-199902000-00005