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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1975 December; 25(161): 880–887.
PMCID: PMC2159828

The poor-communicating two-year old and his family


Two groups of children have been studied. Each group consisted of 21 two-year-olds, who had been matched individually for age, sex and social class, but who had widely differing abilities in both comprehension and expression of language.

High-risk families were defined as those in which there was evidence of significant social or emotional deprivation. There was a statistically significant correlation between delayed language development in a two-year-old and evidence of psychosocial deprivation in his family.

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  • Starte GD. Developmental assessment of the young child in general practice. Practitioner. 1974 Dec;213(1278):823–828. [PubMed]

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