Validation of Dodd's Model for Differential Diagnosis of childhood speech sound disorders: a longitudinal community cohort study
Kyriaki Ttofari Eecen, Patricia Eadie, Angela T Morgan, Sheena Reilly
DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2019
AIM: Dodd's Model for Differential Diagnosis is one of the available clinical diagnostic classification systems of childhood speech sound disorders. Yet we do not understand the validity of this system beyond clinical samples, precluding its application in epidemiological or population-based research. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of subgroups of speech sound disorders in a community sample, relative to past clinical samples, in children speaking standard Australian English. METHOD: We examined speech development in a community-ascertained sample of children at 4 years (n=1607). Inclusion for speech sound disorder was a score of less than or equal to 1 standard deviation on a ..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC Public Health Post-graduate scholarship, NHMRC)
We would like to thank all the children and parents who took part in ELVS. This study was a component of the first author's PhD research and was funded by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (Trainee Research Scholarship) and the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC Public Health Post-graduate scholarship, NHMRC project grants 237106, 436958, 1041947). The authors have stated that they had no interests that might be perceived as posing a conflict or bias.