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Healthcare costs associated with language difficulties up to 9 years of age: Australian population-based study

Sciberras, Emma; Westrupp, Elizabeth M.; Wake, Melissa; Nicholson, Jan M.; Lucas, Nina; Mensah, Fiona; Gold, Lisa; Reilly, Sheena


PURPOSE This study aimed to quantify the non-hospital healthcare costs associated with language difficulties within two nationally representative samples of children. METHOD Data were from three biennial waves (2004-2008) of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (B cohort: 0-5 years; K cohort: 4-9 years). Language difficulties were defined as scores ≤ 1.25 SD below the mean on measures of parent-reported communication (0-3 years) and directly assessed vocabulary (4-9 years). Participant...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
DOI: 10.3109/17549507.2014.898095


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