Late talkers: do good predictors of outcome exist?

  title={Late talkers: do good predictors of outcome exist?},
  author={Leslie A. Rescorla},
  journal={Developmental disabilities research reviews},
  volume={17 2},
Both small-scale and epidemiological longitudinal studies of early language delay indicate that most late talkers attain language scores in the average range by age 5, 6, or 7. However, late talker groups typically obtain significantly lower scores than groups with typical language histories on most language measures into adolescence. These findings support a dimensional account of language delay, whereby late talkers and typically developing peers differ quantitatively on a hypothetical… CONTINUE READING


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 27 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 63 references

Ages and Stages Questionnaires: a parent-completed, childmonitoring system, 2nd ed

  • D Bricker, J. Squires
  • Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes.
  • 1999
Highly Influential
9 Excerpts

Test of language development-3 (primary)

  • P Newcomer, D. Hammill
  • Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.
  • 1997
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Typical talkers, late talkers, and children with specific language impairment: a language endowment spectrum? In: Paul R, editor

  • S. Ellis Weismer
  • The influence of developmental perspectives on…
  • 2007
Highly Influential
12 Excerpts

Clinical evaluation of language fundamentals-preschool-2

  • E Wiig, W Secord, E. Semel
  • San Antonio, TX: Psychological Corporation.
  • 2006
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

The MacArthur Communicative Development Inventories: user’s guide and technical manual

  • L Fenson, PS Dale, JS Reznick
  • 1993
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…