Journal article

Communication behaviours of children with cerebral palsy who are minimally verbal

Cristina Mei, Bethany Fern, Sheena Reilly, Madeleine Hodgson, Dinah Reddihough, Fiona Mensah, Angela Morgan

Child: Care, Health and Development | WILEY | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: There is a lack of population-based studies exploring the communicative behaviours of minimally verbal children with cerebral palsy (CP), with factors associated with superior and poorer communication outcomes unknown. This study aimed to examine the communication behaviours of minimally verbal children with CP recruited from a representative community sample, and to identify factors associated with communication outcomes. METHODS: Twenty minimally verbal children aged 5-6 years, recruited through the Victorian Cerebral Palsy Register, completed the Communication and Symbolic Behaviour Scales-Developmental Profile (CSBS-DP). Linear regressions examined child-related and environme..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Program; Speech Pathology Australia Nadia Verrall Research Grant; National Health and Medical Research Council, Grant/Award Numbers: 1111160, 607314, 1037449, 607448, 1105008, 491210, 1041892