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Speech and Language Delay in Preschool Children: Screening

Release Date: February 2006

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Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendation

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Children Up to 5 Years of Age

The USPSTF concludes that the evidence is insufficient to recommend for or against routine use of brief, formal screening instruments in primary care to detect speech and language delay in children up to 5 years of age. 

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the service. Evidence is lacking, of poor quality, or conflicting, and the balance of benefits and harms cannot be determined.

Related Information for Health Professionals

There is no related information for health professionals.

Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

There is no Clinical Summary for this recommendation.

 
Current as of: September 2013

Internet Citation: Recommendation Summary. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2014.
http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Topic/recommendation-summary/speech-and-language-delay-in-preschool-children-screening

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