Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 283–296

Psychiatric risk in children with speech and language disorders

  • Joseph H. Beitchman
  • Jane Hood
  • Alison Inglis
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00916566

Cite this article as:
Beitchman, J.H., Hood, J. & Inglis, A. J Abnorm Child Psychol (1990) 18: 283. doi:10.1007/BF00916566

Abstract

Based on an initial community sample of 1,655 5-year-old children, this report utilized the risk statistic to estimate a child's risk for developing a psychiatric disturbance depending on his or her status as speech/language-impaired. Results showed that risk estimates varied as a function of gender and source of information (teacher, parent, psychiatric reports). Overall, speech- and language-impaired children had a higher risk for developing a psychiatric disturbance compared with normal language controls, with speech/language-impaired girls being at greater risk than boys.

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph H. Beitchman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jane Hood
    • 1
  • Alison Inglis
    • 1
  1. 1.Clarke Institute of PsychiatryTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Faculty of MedicineUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada