Journal article

Growth of infant communication between 8 and 12 months: A population study

Sheena Reilly, Patricia Eadie, Edith L Bavin, Melissa Wake, Margot Prior, Joanne Williams, Lesley Bretherton, Yin Barrett, Obioha C Ukoumunne

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2006

Abstract

AIM: To describe changes in infant prelinguistic communication skills between 8 and 12 months, and identify factors associated with those skills. METHODS: DESIGN: Parent questionnaire data for a prospective population-based cohort of infants in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: 1911 infants born November 2002-August 2003. OUTCOME: Infant communication (Communication and Symbolic Behaviour Scales (CSBS)) at 8 and 12 months. Potential risk factors: sex; prematurity; multiple birth; sociodemographic indicators; maternal mental health, vocabulary and education; non-English speaking background; and family history of speech-language difficulties. Linear regression models were fitte..

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