Distinguishing groups of children with persistent speech disorder: Findings from a prospective population study

Yvonne E. Wren*, Sue E. Roulstone, Laura L. Miller

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article (Academic Journal)peer-review

20 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

As part of a large-scale study of children's development, 7390 children were assessed on a range of speech tasks. These were used to identify three groups of children with speech errors within the sample: persistent speech disorder (PSD); speech errors but below the threshold for classification as persistent speech disorder (non-PSD); and common clinical distortions only (CCD). These three groups were compared on demographic factors, performance on IQ, non-word repetition, and diadochokinetic tests. Findings showed that the PSD group and the non-PSD group were most similar for gender, socio-economic status, IQ, and non-word repetition. In the diadochokinetic tasks, the PSD group and the CCD groups were more similar. Implications for these findings in terms of clinical practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalLogopedics Phoniatrics Vocology
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2012

Keywords

  • ALSPAC
  • children
  • disorder
  • persistent
  • population
  • speech

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Distinguishing groups of children with persistent speech disorder: Findings from a prospective population study'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this