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What our hands tell us:A 2 year follow-up investigating outcomes in subgroups of children with language delay

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dc.contributor.author O'Neill, Hilary
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Carol-Anne
dc.contributor.author Chiat Shula
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-11T08:48:33Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-11T08:48:33Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8041
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose: This study followed up children identified with expressive language delay (ELD) or receptive-expressive language delay (R/ELD) at 2 years of age, time one (T1), in order to identify their language profiles at 4-5 years, time two (T2), and explore relationships to T1 language, gesture use and symbolic comprehension. Method: Nineteen of 22 children were seen at follow-up (9/10 from R/ELD group; 10/12 from ELD group). T1 measures assessed receptive and expressive language, gesture use and symbolic comprehension. At T2 we assessed receptive and expressive language, sentence repetition, and expressive phonology. Results: Outcomes for the R/ELD group were significantly poorer, with all children continuing to have delay in receptive and/or expressive language compared to just 20% of the ELD group. Expressive phonology delay was common in both groups. T1 receptive language showed the most pervasive correlations with T2 language measures, but categorical performance on all three T1 measures correctly predicted language outcomes in 16-17 of the 19 children. Conclusion: Findings add to evidence that receptive language is a strong predictor of outcomes. Gesture use and symbolic comprehension are also strong predictors and clinically valuable as part of play-based assessments with implications for theoretical understanding and intervention planning. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research;62
dc.subject developmental language disorder en_US
dc.subject gesture en_US
dc.subject language delay en_US
dc.subject late talkers en_US
dc.title What our hands tell us:A 2 year follow-up investigating outcomes in subgroups of children with language delay en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1044/2018_JSLHR-L-17-0261
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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