Early Language Delay and Risk for Language Impairment Clinicians are often faced with the difficult task of deciding whether a late talker shows normal variability or has a clinically significant language disorder. This article provides an overview of research investigating identification, characteristics, outcomes, and predictors of late talkers. Clinical implications for speech-language pathologists in the identification and treatment ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2008
Early Language Delay and Risk for Language Impairment
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  • Erica M. Ellis
    San Diego State University and University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • Donna J. Thal
    San Diego State University and University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
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Article   |   October 01, 2008
Early Language Delay and Risk for Language Impairment
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, October 2008, Vol. 15, 93-100. doi:10.1044/lle15.3.93
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, October 2008, Vol. 15, 93-100. doi:10.1044/lle15.3.93
Abstract

Clinicians are often faced with the difficult task of deciding whether a late talker shows normal variability or has a clinically significant language disorder. This article provides an overview of research investigating identification, characteristics, outcomes, and predictors of late talkers. Clinical implications for speech-language pathologists in the identification and treatment of children who are late talkers are discussed.

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