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OBJECTIVE We examined early speech and language development in children who had cerebral palsy. Questions addressed whether children could be classified into early profile groups on the basis of speech and language skills and whether there were differences on selected speech and language measures among groups. METHODS Speech and language assessments were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether scores from the social function domain of the Paediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) would reflect differences among speech-language profile groups for children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS Thirty-four children with CP participated (mean age = 54.4 months). PEDI social function raw scores, developmentally(More)
For children with complex communication needs, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices offer a functional way to communicate thoughts and feelings. Despite many significant advances in the field, effective and efficient aided communication can remain a challenge for some clients and their partners. One critical element of aided AAC(More)
AIM We examined three communication ability classification paradigms for children with cerebral palsy (CP): the Communication Function Classification System (CFCS), the Viking Speech Scale (VSS), and the Speech Language Profile Groups (SLPG). Questions addressed interjudge reliability, whether the VSS and the CFCS captured impairments in speech and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether communication at 2 years predicted communication at 4 years in children with cerebral palsy (CP); and whether the age a child first produces words imitatively predicts change in speech production. METHOD 30 children (15 males) with CP participated and were seen 5 times at 6-month intervals between 24 and 53 months (mean age(More)
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