Journal article

Maternal responsiveness predicts child language at ages 3 and 4 in a community-based sample of slow-to-talk toddlers

Sophie Hudson, Penny Levickis, Kate Down, Ruth Nicholls, Melissa Wake

International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders | WILEY | Published : 2015


Awarded by Australian National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

The Australian National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded the Let's Learn Language trial (Strategic Award 384491), Dr Levickis (Postgraduate Scholarship 491296 and Centre for Research Excellence 1023493) and Professor Wake (Senior Research Fellowship 1046518). The authors also acknowledge the support of the NHMRC-funded Centre of Research Excellence in Child Language (#1023493). Research at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute was supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. The first author recognizes and thanks the members of the Let's Learn Language study team for the opportunity to complete the embedded study as part of a graduate (master's) degree. The authors would also like to thank sincerely all the families and child health nurses who took part in the Let's Learn Language trial, including those children and parents who contributed parent-child interaction and language outcome data for the current study. The authors thank Sherryn Tobin, Hannah Bryson and all the research assistants who helped collect the parent-child interaction and language outcome data. Declaration of interest: The authors report no conflicts of interest. All authors read, edited and contributed to the manuscript.