A Language-Delayed Child at Adolescence There appears to be an almost complete lack of published data on the functioning of language-delayed children beyond the preschool and primary years. As a first step in filling this gap, a 16-year-old boy, first seen at age four because of his severe language difficulties, was reexamined. Measures of his ... Case Reports
Case Reports  |   May 01, 1974
A Language-Delayed Child at Adolescence
 
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Case Reports   |   May 01, 1974
A Language-Delayed Child at Adolescence
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1974, Vol. 39, 202-212. doi:10.1044/jshd.3902.202
History: Received June 11, 1973 , Accepted December 5, 1973
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1974, Vol. 39, 202-212. doi:10.1044/jshd.3902.202
History: Received June 11, 1973; Accepted December 5, 1973

There appears to be an almost complete lack of published data on the functioning of language-delayed children beyond the preschool and primary years. As a first step in filling this gap, a 16-year-old boy, first seen at age four because of his severe language difficulties, was reexamined. Measures of his speech and language, intelligence, reading achievement, and personal-social adjustment provided evidence of continuing deficits in the major language-related areas: speech and language, verbal intelligence, and reading. These deficits seem to have had adverse effects on his communication, educational achievement, and social adjustment. Questions suggested by the findings are presented.

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