First Language Panjabi Development

  • Nita Madhani
Part of the Therapy in Practice book series (TPS)


In Newham the clinical medical officers were concerned about the Asian children who were not performing on the two-and-a-half year developmental language screen (Barnett and Fletcher-Wood, 1981; Barnett, 1983). The high percentage of uncompleted screens led to two queries:
  1. 1.

    Are the children not performing on the screen because of inadequate exposure to English?

  2. 2.

    If there is a genuine primary language delay, how can the Asian children be screened and offered appropriate intervention?



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© Deirdre M. Duncan 1989

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  • Nita Madhani

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