Sciberras, Emma; Westrupp, Elizabeth; Wake, Melissa; Nicholson, Jan; 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)....[Show more]
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