Long-term Outcomes for Children with Early Language Problems: Beating the Odds



Parsons, S and Schoon, I and Rush, Robert and Law, James (2011) Long-term Outcomes for Children with Early Language Problems: Beating the Odds. Children & Society, 25 (3). pp. 202-214. ISSN 09510605

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Abstract

Using the 1970 British Cohort Study, this study examines factors promoting positive language development and subsequent successful education and employment transitions among children showing early receptive language problems (age 5). We find that 61 per cent of children with early receptive language problems develop into competent readers by age 10. Factors promoting positive language development include parental support and more importantly a good school environment, characterised by only few children receiving remedial help. Post-16 education and employment experiences indicated competent reading to be associated with a less challenging journey into adulthood. Findings are discussed in terms of their policy implications.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Centre for Integrated Healthcare Research
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2010 09:03
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 12:57
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1370

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