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Neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental outcome of children at age 6 and 7 years who screened positive for language problems at 30 months.
Dev Med Child Neurol. 2006 May; 48(5):361-6.DM

Abstract

We present a prospective study at school age of neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental outcome of language delay suspected at child health screening around 30 months of age. In a community sample, 25 children (21 males, 4 females) screening positive and 80 children (38 males, 42 females) screening negative for speech and language problems at age 30 months were examined in detail for language disorders at age 6 years. The screen-positive children were then followed for another year and underwent in-depth neuropsychiatric examination by assessors blind to the results of previous testing. Detailed follow-up results at age 7 years were available for 21 children. Thirteen of these 21 children (62%) had a major neuropsychiatric diagnosis (autism, atypical autism, Asperger's syndrome, attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder [ADHD]), or combinations of these. Two further children (10%) had borderline IQ with no other major diagnosis. We conclude that children in the general population who screen positive for speech and language problems before age 3 years appear to be at very high risk of autism spectrum disorders or ADHD, or both, at 7 years of age. Remaining language problems at age 6 years strongly predict the presence of neuropsychiatric or neurodevelopmental disorders at age 7 years.

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Department of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden. carmela.miniscalco@vgregion.seNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16608544

Citation

Miniscalco, Carmela, et al. "Neuropsychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Outcome of Children at Age 6 and 7 Years Who Screened Positive for Language Problems at 30 Months." Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, vol. 48, no. 5, 2006, pp. 361-6.
Miniscalco C, Nygren G, Hagberg B, et al. Neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental outcome of children at age 6 and 7 years who screened positive for language problems at 30 months. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2006;48(5):361-6.
Miniscalco, C., Nygren, G., Hagberg, B., Kadesjö, B., & Gillberg, C. (2006). Neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental outcome of children at age 6 and 7 years who screened positive for language problems at 30 months. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 48(5), 361-6.
Miniscalco C, et al. Neuropsychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Outcome of Children at Age 6 and 7 Years Who Screened Positive for Language Problems at 30 Months. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2006;48(5):361-6. PubMed PMID: 16608544.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental outcome of children at age 6 and 7 years who screened positive for language problems at 30 months. AU - Miniscalco,Carmela, AU - Nygren,Gudrun, AU - Hagberg,Bibbi, AU - Kadesjö,Björn, AU - Gillberg,Christopher, PY - 2005/07/25/accepted PY - 2006/4/13/pubmed PY - 2006/6/6/medline PY - 2006/4/13/entrez SP - 361 EP - 6 JF - Developmental medicine and child neurology JO - Dev Med Child Neurol VL - 48 IS - 5 N2 - We present a prospective study at school age of neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental outcome of language delay suspected at child health screening around 30 months of age. In a community sample, 25 children (21 males, 4 females) screening positive and 80 children (38 males, 42 females) screening negative for speech and language problems at age 30 months were examined in detail for language disorders at age 6 years. The screen-positive children were then followed for another year and underwent in-depth neuropsychiatric examination by assessors blind to the results of previous testing. Detailed follow-up results at age 7 years were available for 21 children. Thirteen of these 21 children (62%) had a major neuropsychiatric diagnosis (autism, atypical autism, Asperger's syndrome, attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder [ADHD]), or combinations of these. Two further children (10%) had borderline IQ with no other major diagnosis. We conclude that children in the general population who screen positive for speech and language problems before age 3 years appear to be at very high risk of autism spectrum disorders or ADHD, or both, at 7 years of age. Remaining language problems at age 6 years strongly predict the presence of neuropsychiatric or neurodevelopmental disorders at age 7 years. SN - 0012-1622 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16608544/Neuropsychiatric_and_neurodevelopmental_outcome_of_children_at_age_6_and_7_years_who_screened_positive_for_language_problems_at_30_months_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -