Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Otitis Media in Language Impaired and Normal Children

Author(s) Paula Tallal
Susan Curtiss
Lee Allard
Volume 15
Number 4
Year 1991
Page(s) 33-41
Language English
Keywords otitis
Abstract The relationship between otitis media in early childhood and language development and disorders was examined in both language-impaired (LI) and normal subjects. LI and normal children, with and without a history of chronic otitis media, matched on several demographic variables, were compared longitudinally on perceptual-motor, cognitive, linguistic, academic, and social-emotional performance. Results indicated that, for both the LI and normal groups, there were surprisingly few significant differences, in any domain studied, between children with and without a history of chronic otitis media. The results are considered preliminary due to the small sample size and the limitations intrinsic to retrospective parental report data.

La relation entre l'otite moyenne au début de l'enfance et le développement et les troubles du langage a été étudiée tant chez
les sujets souffrant de troubles du langage que chez les sujets normaux. Ces deux groupes, qui ont et n'ont pas été atteints d'otites moyennes chroniques, ont été comparés longitudinalement sur les plans du rendement percepto-moteur, cognitif, linguistique, scolaire et socio-émotionnel. Les résultats indiquent que, pour les sujets normaux at ceux souffrant de troubles du language, il y avait peu de différences significatives pour toutes les variables étudiés, entre les enfants qui ont et n'ont pas été atteints d'otites moyennes chroniques. De tels résultats sont considérés comme préliminaires en raison du faible échantillon et des limites propres aux données rétrospectives transmises par les parents.
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