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Parents key in new measure to evaluate language in children with autism
Date:6/10/2009

and also many parents can relate to the anxiety of wondering if perhaps a child is experiencing language difficulties or may be falling significantly behind their peers."

The LUI allows a comparison of a child's score with children of the same age -- similar to height and weight charts used by family doctors.

Family practitioners in the Kitchener-Waterloo are involved in preliminary studies looking at its use in doctor's offices. "Both doctors and parents are enthusiastic about the possibility of learning more about how a child's language is progressing relative to peers of the same age through a friendly and easy-to-use questionnaire, such as the LUI."


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Contact: David Coulombe
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613-941-4563
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
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