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ERIC Number: EJ696880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-1
Pages: 13
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ISSN: ISSN-1092-4388
Subtypes of Severe Speech and Language Impairments: Psychometric Evidence from 4-Year-Old Children in the Netherlands.
van Daal, John; Verhoeven, Ludo; van Balkom, Hans
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, v47 n6 p1411 Dec 2004
Most, if not all, of the studies of subtypes of children with language impairments have been conducted with English-speaking children. The possibility and validity of identified subtypes for non-English clinical populations are, as yet, unknown. This study was designed to provide cross-linguistic evidence of language subtypes. A broad battery of tests was administered to measure the phonological, lexical, morphosyntactic, semantic, discourse, and pragmatic abilities of a representative sample of 110 4-year-old Dutch children who had been previously diagnosed as severely speech and language impaired. Principal components analyses revealed 4 subtypes of speech and language impairments, which were labeled lexical--semantic, speech production, syntactic-sequential, and auditory perception. These results were consistent with recent theoretical claims about the classification of English-speaking children with speech and language impairments.KEY WORDS: subtypes, classification, severe speech and language impairments, speech disorders, language disorders
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands