The effects of an early history of otitis media on children's language and literacy skill development.

@article{Winskel2006TheEO,
  title={The effects of an early history of otitis media on children's language and literacy skill development.},
  author={Heather Winskel},
  journal={The British journal of educational psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={76 Pt 4},
  pages={
          727-44
        }
}
  • Heather Winskel
  • Published 1 December 2006
  • Medicine
  • The British journal of educational psychology
BACKGROUND Otitis media (OM) or middle ear infection is a common childhood illness and is most frequent during the crucial first 3 years of life when speech and language categories are being established, which could potentially have a long-term effect on language and literacy skill development. AIMS The purpose of the current study was to ascertain the effects of a history of OM in early childhood on later language and literacy skill development. SAMPLE Forty-three children from Grade 1 and… 

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