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

TitleDistinguishing groups of children with persistent speech disorder: Findings from a prospective population study
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsWren, Y, Roulstone, S, Miller, Laura, L
JournalLogopedics, Phoniatrics & Vocology
Volume37
Issue1
Start Page1
Number of Pages10
Date PublishedNovember 2011
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.
 
 

KeywordsALSPAC, children, persistent speech disorder, population
URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22059376
DOI10.3109/14015439.2011.625973