Psychiatric risk in children with speech and language disorders
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- Beitchman, J.H., Hood, J. & Inglis, A. J Abnorm Child Psychol (1990) 18: 283. doi:10.1007/BF00916566
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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.