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JRCRS. 2013; 1(2): 27-31


Frequency of Common Risk Factors in Children with Speech Delay

Sumara Nawaz Malik, Muhammad Sikander Ghayas Khan, Syed Imtiaz Hussain Shah.

Abstract
Background: Speech and language delay is uncommon developmental disorder. Speech delay if persists may lead to problem and adverse effects on literacy, education and psychological development.
Objective: The purpose of present study id to find out the most common risk factors of speech delay in children of 2 to 6 years of age.
Methodology: Cross sectional survey was used to determine common risk factors of speech delay using convenient sampling technique. In this study the questionnaire was filled by the examiner in the interview; collected data from the parents and children sample of 55 children (45 male, 10 females) was taken indirect interview to parents or caregivers in a formal sitting; history was taken on history form being used in outpatient department. After taking consent development using Portage Guide for Early Education (PGEE) portion for language was applied on child, questions were asked from parents and performed by the child. The collected data was analyzed by using SPSS 17.
Results: Results showed that the common risk factors for speech delay are anomaly, socioeconomic status of parents and living status of parents.

Key words: Socioeconomic Status, Organicity, Speech Delay, Prediatrics (JRCRS 2014; 2 (1): 27-31



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