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Speech and Language Delay and Disorders in Children Age 5 and Younger, Screening, 2015

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Recommendations: Screening for Speech and Language Delay and Disorders in Children Age 5 and Younger

  • Speech and Language Delay and Disorders: Screening -- Children Age 5 and Younger
    Grade: I
    Specific Recommendations:

    The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for speech and language delay and disorders in children aged 5 years or younger.

    Frequency of Service:

    No Frequency of Service information currently available.

    Risk Factor Information:

    Based on a review of 31 cohort studies, several risk factors have been reported to be associated with speech and language delay and disorders, including male sex, family history of speech and language impairment, low parental education level, and perinatal risk factors (e.g., prematurity, low birth weight, and birth difficulties).

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