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Developing Instruments to Detect Language Problems Earlier

12th November, 2018

[Source:  Science Daily]

Children with undiagnosed language problems are more likely to have difficulty in school, and ultimately graduate and find employment at lower rates than their counterparts.

Such children may have trouble early in development in forming connections between words, objects and events in the world and, later, may have difficulty putting thoughts into words or understanding what others are trying to communicate.

A significant part of the problem is that most vocabulary assessments designed for very young children are not designed to tap specifically into those words that are the most important for predicting language development in the future, making early intervention difficult, said San Diego State University psychology professor Margaret Friend. This is especially true for children age 3 and younger.

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