Preschoolers with Language Disorders 10 Years Later Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1984
Preschoolers with Language Disorders
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Dorothy M. Aram
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Barbara L. Ekelman
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • James E. Nation
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
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Research Articles
Research Article   |   June 01, 1984
Preschoolers with Language Disorders
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1984, Vol. 27, 232-244. doi:10.1044/jshr.2702.244
History: Received April 18, 1983 , Accepted November 9, 1983
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1984, Vol. 27, 232-244. doi:10.1044/jshr.2702.244
History: Received April 18, 1983; Accepted November 9, 1983

Language, intelligence, academic achievement, and behavioral adjustment were assessed in a group of 20 adolescents originally studied 10 years earlier as preschoolers with language disorders. At follow-up, 20% had WISC-R IQ scores in the mentally deficient range and were being educated in EMR classrooms. Of the remaining 16, 11 (69%) had required special tutoring, grade retention, or LD class placement. The majority of non-EMR subjects continued to evidence persistent deficits in language and academic achievement and were rated by their parents as being less socially competent and having more behavioral problems than their peers. Of the initial preschool measures available, the Leiter was found to be the best single predictor of intelligence, language, class placement, and reading achievement in adolescence, although the NSST: Expressive subtest also was a strong predictor of adolescent language.

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