Long-term effects of childhood speech and language disorders: A scoping review

South African Journal of Childhood Education

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Title Long-term effects of childhood speech and language disorders: A scoping review
Creator Langbecker, Danette Snoswell, Centaine L. Smith, Anthony C. Verboom, Jedidja Caffery, Liam J.
Subject Paediatrics, speech and learning speech and language; mental health; behaviour; psychosocial; quality of life; scoping review
Description Background: Speech and language disorders in childhood have the potential to affect every aspect of a child’s day-to-day life and can potentially have negative long-term impacts.Aim: This scoping review seeks to collate the existing evidence to identify the long-term effects of childhood speech and language disorders.Methods: A systematic search of speechBITE, ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Linguistics and Language Behaviour Abstracts, PubMed, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, SocINDEX and the Cochrane Library was conducted. Peer-reviewed English language publications reporting on the long-term (2+-year) outcomes of individuals with a childhood history of speech or language disorders were included. Data were extracted and the study quality assessed using a modified Newcastle–Ottawa scale.Results: Fifty-one studies met the inclusion criteria. These studies reported mixed results, the most common of which were suboptimal mental health, social and academic outcomes for persons with a history of speech or language disorders. We found an association between childhood speech or language disorders and psychiatric disability, behavioural problems, lower socio-economic status, relationship and living difficulties, and lower academic achievement compared to the general population.Conclusion: Individuals with a history of childhood speech or language disorders may experience long-term difficulties in mental health, social well-being and academic outcomes.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2020-09-25
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Scoping Review
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajce.v10i1.801
Source South African Journal of Childhood Education; Vol 10, No 1 (2020); 13 pages 2223-7682 2223-7674
Language eng
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Coverage International — Mental health; Wellbeing; Behaviour; Psychosocial
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Danette Langbecker, Centaine L. Snoswell, Anthony C. Smith, Jedidja Verboom, Liam J. Caffery https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0