Very-low-birthweight children and speech and language development.

  title={Very-low-birthweight children and speech and language development.},
  author={Dorothy M Aram and M. W. M. Hack and Sherburne Hawkins and Barbara M Weissman and E Borawski-Clark},
  journal={Journal of speech and hearing research},
  volume={34 5},
Very low birthweight (VLBW) is often considered to be a risk factor for speech and language disorders, yet data are equivocal. The present study compared speech and language comprehension and production between 249 very-low-birthweight (VLBW: less than 1.5 kg) and 363 normal-birthweight 8-year-olds, randomly sampled in a geographic area. Mean performance for the entire group of VLBW children and for the group when 24 VLBW children with major neurologic abnormalities were excluded, was… CONTINUE READING


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