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This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for speech and language delay in preschool children.
Release Date: February 2006
- 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 age 5 years or younger.
Grade: I Statement.
Update in Progress
In an effort to make the USPSTF recommendations clearer and its processes more transparent, the Task Force is sharing drafts of its draft Research Plans, Evidence Reports, and Recommendation Statements for public comment. As a result, the final Recommendation Statement is not yet available.
USPSTF members work with researchers from an independent Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) to create a Research Plan that guides the systematic review of the evidence. The Research Plan consists of an analytic framework, key questions, and a literature search strategy or research approach.
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Current as of October 2013
Screening for Speech and Language Delay in Preschool Children, Topic Page. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspschdv.htm