Late talkers: do good predictors of outcome exist?

@article{Rescorla2011LateTD,
  title={Late talkers: do good predictors of outcome exist?},
  author={Leslie A. Rescorla},
  journal={Developmental disabilities research reviews},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={141-50}
}
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

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