First Language Panjabi Development

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

Abstract

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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