Speech and Language Delay and Disorders in Children Age 5 and Younger: Screening
Release Date: July 2015
|Children aged 5 years or younger|
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for speech and language delay and disorders in children aged 5 years or younger.
See the Clinical Considerations section for suggestions for practice regarding the I statement.
Literature scans conducted in April 2019 in the MEDLINE, ERIC, and PubMed databases and the Cochrane Library showed a lack of new evidence to support an updated systematic review on the topic at this time. See the Literature Surveillance Report under the Supporting Documents section of this webpage.
Related Information for Consumers
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Speech and Language Delay and Disorders in Children Age 5 and Younger: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2016.