Sturner R. 1992. Simultaneous Screening for Hearing, Speech, and Language [Final report]. Durham, NC: Duke University Medical Center, 111 pp.
Annotation: This continuation project followed successful completion of a 3-year project originally designed for 5 years. The overall goals were to (1) develop a means of screening for speech, language, and hearing problems in a child health setting, using no more time than is ordinarily committed to hearing screening alone; and (2) improve current hearing screening procedures in order to be more sensitive to a wider range of audiologic impairments than is possible by routine pure tone screening. The project developed a prototype system called the Pediatric Communication Screening System (PCSS). The system shows clear potential as an efficient means to screen for hearing, articulation, and language. Large scale validation studies of representative populations are still needed to define cut off points for prediction of speech, language and hearing outcomes. In addition, replication of these studies would be needed to confirm findings. It is hoped that after these projects, the Pediatric Communication Screening System could be recommended for clinical use. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
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Keywords: Hearing disorders, Hearing tests, Language disorders, Preschoolers, Screening, Speech disorders