2009 Student Research Conference:
22nd Annual Student Research Conference

Contributing Factors in Children at Risk for Speech/Language Delays
Kimberly Fitzgerald♦* and Megan Safley
Dr. Janet Gooch, Faculty Mentor

The purpose of this project was to determine, using a regression analysis, the factors that have the greatest impact on whether or not a child is at risk for a speech/language delay, as determined by the Fluharty-2 Preschool Speech and Language Screening Test. A total of 20 preschool/daycare locations throughout Missouri participated in this study. Parents were asked to complete the Child Behavior Checklist, the Ages and Stages Questionnaire, and a detailed questionnaire that asked for information about parent level of education, family income, etc. The high-risk factors and implications for speech-language pathologists, preschool personnel, and parents will be discussed.

Keywords: speech, language, children, communication disorder, regression analysis, screening, parents, school

Topic(s):Communication Disorders
Education
Statistics

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 61-2
Location: VH 1236
Time: 3:00

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* Indicates the Student Presenter
♦ Indicates Truman Graduate Student
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