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Screening for Speech and Language Delay in Children 5 Years Old and Younger: A Systematic Review

In this review, the authors aimed to update the evidence on screening and treating children for speech and language since the 2006 US Preventive Services Task Force systematic review. In 23 studies evaluating the accuracy of screening tools, sensitivity ranged … Continue reading

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The state of the art in non-pharmacological interventions for developmental stuttering. Part 2: qualitative evidence synthesis of views and experiences

A range of interventions has been developed to treat stuttering in recent years. The effectiveness of these interventions has largely been assessed in studies focusing on the impact of specific types of therapy on patient outcomes. Relatively little is known … Continue reading

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The state of the art in non-pharmacological interventions for developmental stuttering. Part 1: a systematic review of effectiveness

The growing range of available treatment options for people who stutter presents a challenge to access the best available treatment evidence to guide for providing the most appropriate interventions. While a number of reviews of interventions for specific populations or … Continue reading

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Outcome measures in intervention trials for adults with autism spectrum disorders; a systematic review of assessments of core autism features and associated emotional and behavioural problems

A systematic review was conducted of outcome measures used in treatment trials for older adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Of 818 titles only 30 articles (19 of which involved pharmacological treatments) were identified that met inclusion criteria … Continue reading

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Communication interventions and their impact on behaviour in the young child: A systematic review

Law, Plunkett, and Stringer reviewed nineteen studies that reported positive effects of intervention on both communication and behavioural outcomes, and found the majority were relatively low quality. They found gaps in the evidence, and suggested that study quality needs to improve, that comparative … Continue reading

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