Differential diagnosis of late talking toddlers

dc.contributor.advisorDavis, Barbara L. (Barbara Lockett)en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBooth, Amy Een
dc.creatorBeaman, Katherine Annen
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-3536-3317en
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-05T14:20:49Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-05T14:20:49Zen
dc.date.issued2015-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2015en
dc.date.updated2015-11-05T14:20:49Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe goal of this report is to review contemporary literature on late talking (LT) toddlers. The importance of early identification and intervention is underlined relative to public policy in the US related to availability of services of children 0-3. The varied definitions utilized by researchers are reviewed, and critiqued as they relate to valid differential diagnosis. Possible predictive demographic factors including gender and family variables have not been found to account for a large amount of variation in language abilities related to differential diagnosis. Lexical processing variables including prelinguistic development, fast mapping, attentional bias, phonotactics, and pragmatic language use were reviewed as well. In this area of language processing, there is no broad consensus in the literature on the power of these developmental issues to predict longer-term outcomes. Limitations of the research and future considerations are discussed. In addition, a short pamphlet has been developed for potential use by practicing SLPs as well as for distribution to parents on this topic related to late talking toddlers.en
dc.description.departmentCommunication Sciences and Disordersen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2KG86en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/32241en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectLate talking toddlersen
dc.subjectDifferential diagnosisen
dc.titleDifferential diagnosis of late talking toddlersen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentCommunication Sciences and Disordersen
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication Sciences and Disordersen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen

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