Girls Slip Through the Cracks Due to ‘Referral Bias,’ Says Study
[Source: Medical X-Press]
Young girls are just as likely to be living with language difficulties despite more boys being referred for support services, according to a new Curtin University-led study that seeks to shatter the “referral bias” and help parents advocate for their children.
The study—the first to detail the prevalence of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) in Australian children—examined the language skills of more than 1,600 children aged 10 years as part of the Raine Study, the nation’s longest-
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