Five children - Vignettes of language disorders

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The pediatric otolaryngologist cares for children who have abnormal language as a primary or secondary deficiency. Five children, each with a different form of language disorder, are presented. These are children with specific language impairment (SLI) expressive, pervasive developmental delay (autism), expressive language delay associated with severe to profound hearing loss early in life, language delay secondary to a moderate to severe hearing loss diagnosed late and not cared for, and language delay secondary delay secondary to social deprivation and otitis media with effusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S125-S130
JournalInternational journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Dec 2003


  • Autism
  • Cochlear implant
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Language abnormality
  • Language delay
  • Language evaluation
  • Otitis media with effusion
  • Pervasive developmental delay
  • Social depravation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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