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Speech and language therapy interventions for children with primary speech and language delay or disorder

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2003
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Title
Speech and language therapy interventions for children with primary speech and language delay or disorder
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2003
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd004110
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Authors

James Law, Zoe Garrett, Chad Nye

Abstract

It is thought that approximately 6% of children have speech and language difficulties of which the majority will not have any other significant developmental difficulties. Whilst most children's difficulties resolve, children whose difficulties persist into primary school may have long-term problems concerning literacy, socialisation, behaviour and school attainment. To examine the effectiveness of speech and language interventions for children with primary speech and language delay/disorder. The following databases were searched: The Cochrane Controlled Trials Register (Cochrane Library, CENTRAL: 2002/3), CINAHL (1982 - July 2002), EMBASE (1980 - Sept Week 4 2002), ERIC (1965 - 2002), MEDLINE (1966 - Sept Week 3 2002), PsycINFO (1872 - 2002/10 Week 2), The National Research Register (2002/3). In addition to this references were taken from reviews of the literature and reference lists from articles. The review considered randomised controlled trials of speech and language therapy interventions for children or adolescents with primary speech and language delay/disorder. Titles and abstracts were identified and assessed for relevance, before the full text version was obtained of all potentially relevant articles. The data were categorised depending on the nature of the control group and considered in terms of the effects of intervention on expressive and receptive phonology, syntax and vocabulary. The outcomes used in the analysis were dependent on the focus of the study with only the primary effects of therapy being considered in this review. The results of twenty-five studies were used in the meta-analysis. The results suggest that speech and language therapy is effective for children with phonological (SMD=0.44, 95%CI: 0.01,0.86) or vocabulary difficulties (SMD=0.89, 95%CI: 0.21,1.56), but that there is less evidence that interventions are effective for children with receptive difficulties (SMD=-0.04, 95%CI: -0.64,0.56). Mixed findings were found concerning the effectiveness of expressive syntax interventions (n=233; SMD=1.02, 95%CI: 0.04-2.01). No significant differences were shown between clinician administered intervention and intervention implemented by trained parents, and studies did not show a difference between the effects of group and individual interventions (SMD=0.01, 95%CI: -0.26,1.17). The use of normal language peers in therapy was shown to have a positive effect on therapy outcome (SMD=2.29, 95%CI: 1.11,3.48). The review shows that overall there is a positive effect of speech and language therapy interventions for children with expressive phonological and expressive vocabulary difficulties. The evidence for expressive syntax difficulties is more mixed, and there is a need for further research to investigate intervention for receptive language difficulties. There is a large degree of heterogeneity in the results, and the sources of this need to be investigated.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 8 1%
South Africa 2 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Hong Kong 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 533 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 124 23%
Student > Bachelor 105 19%
Researcher 48 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 47 9%
Student > Postgraduate 38 7%
Other 107 19%
Unknown 82 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 109 20%
Linguistics 79 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 73 13%
Psychology 70 13%
Social Sciences 65 12%
Other 56 10%
Unknown 99 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 October 2021.
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#1,104,724
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#2,738
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#5,923
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#18
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