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Management of developmental speech and language disorders: Part 1

Overview of attention for article published in Archives of Disease in Childhood, July 2015
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Title
Management of developmental speech and language disorders: Part 1
Published in
Archives of Disease in Childhood, July 2015
DOI 10.1136/archdischild-2014-307394
Pubmed ID
Authors

Anne O'Hare, Lynne Bremner

Abstract

The identification of developmental problems in a child's acquisition of speech, language and/or communication is a core activity in child surveillance. These are common difficulties with up to 15% of toddlers being 'late talkers' and 7% of children entering school with persisting impairments of their language development. These delays can confer disadvantages in the long term, adversely affecting language, cognition, academic attainment, behaviour and mental health. All children presenting with significant speech and language delay should be investigated with a comprehensive hearing assessment and be considered for speech and language therapy assessment. Socioeconomic adversity correlates with delayed language development. Clinical assessment should confirm that the presentation is definitely not acquired (see part 2) and will also guide whether the difficulty is primary, in which there are often familial patterns, or secondary, from a very wide range of aetiologies. Symptoms may be salient, such as the regression of communication in <3-year-olds which 'flags up' autism spectrum disorder. Further investigation will be informed from this clinical assessment, for example, genetic investigation for sex aneuploidies in enduring primary difficulties. Management of the speech and language difficulty itself is the realm of the speech and language therapist, who has an ever-increasing evidence-based choice of interventions. This should take place within a multidisciplinary team, particularly for children with more severe conditions who may benefit from individualised parental and educational supports.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 2%
Unknown 62 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 25%
Other 8 13%
Student > Bachelor 8 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 11%
Student > Postgraduate 5 8%
Other 19 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 23 37%
Psychology 11 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 11%
Linguistics 5 8%
Neuroscience 4 6%
Other 13 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 October 2018.
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#912,046
of 12,364,757 outputs
Outputs from Archives of Disease in Childhood
#489
of 5,133 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#24,032
of 237,428 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Archives of Disease in Childhood
#19
of 99 outputs
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