État de publication: Publiée (2017 )
Nom de la revue: TRANEL
Intervalle de pages: 89-106
Résumé: Child neglect is a parent's failure to respond to his child's fundamental needs. In this context, language development is particularly vulnerable as it depends on frequent and sensitive parent-child interactions. After having established the prevalence of language delays among neglected children, this study aims to compare dimensions of parent-child interactions in neglectful and non-neglectful dyads and to identify interactional dimensions associated with the language skills of neglected children. Fifteen neglected and 61 non-neglected children aged 3.5 years and their parents participated in the study. Results show that neglected children present significant delays in all language measures. Neglectful parents displayed less responsiveness and less positive affect toward their child than non- neglectful parents. Clinical and research implications conclude this paper.