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Risk Factors Associated with Language Development Problems in Childhood: A Literature Review

Chaimay, B., Thinkhamrop, B., et al. (2006).
Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, 89(7), 1080-1086.

Indicators of Review Quality:

The review addresses a clearly focused question No
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided Yes
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication Yes
Included studies are assessed for study quality No
Quality assessments are reproducible No

Description: This is a systematic review of primary research studies investigating risk factors that may influence children's language development.

Question(s) Addressed:

Question not specifically stated.

Population: Children with language problems.

Intervention/Assessment: Not applicable.

Number of Studies Included: 15 case-control, cross-sectional, cohort, and longitudinal studies

Years Included: From 1984 (most recent study was one published in 2003)

Findings:

Conclusions:

"Perinatal/postnatal and environmental factors influence language development. Such factors should be taken into account as confounding factors in further language development studies" (Abstract).

Keywords: Language Disorders

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Added to Compendium: March 2012

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