Date of Award

Winter 12-19-2022

Document Type

Honors Thesis


Counseling and Human Services

First Advisor

Dr. Kyle Brouwer

Second Advisor

Dr. Elizabeth Hanson

Third Advisor

Dr. Mandy Williams


mental health, communication disorders, depression, social anxiety

Subject Categories

Speech Pathology and Audiology


This scoping review examined current research investigating the relationship between communication disorders and mental health disorders. Depression and anxiety disorders were correlated with communication disorders, but this relationship is complex. Next, potential interventions and clinical implications are discussed. The literature suggests that Speech-Language Pathologists and mental health professionals are most effective when working collaboratively to meet the needs of the whole child.



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