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Study of child language development and disorders in Iran: A systematic review of the literature

Lookup NU author(s): Yalda Kazemi Najafabadi, Dr Helen StringerORCiD, Adam Clark



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Child language development and disorder in Iran has been in focus for research by different professions, the most important ones among them are psychologists and speech therapists. The following review summarises Iranian studies on child language development and disorder in pre-school years and aims to find the most studied topics, systematically, in the field of normal development, assessment, and diagnosis of language impairments as well as exploring the current gaps within the body of literature. Consequently, the researchers would be aware of what could be the next steps towards providing better research plans in this field. This review classifies Iranian studies according to the hierarchy of evidence and weighs them against the criteria of critical appraisals of different types of studies.

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Author(s): Kazemi Y, Stringer H, Klee T

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences

Year: 2015

Volume: 20

Issue: 1

Pages: 69-80

Print publication date: 28/01/2015

Acceptance date: 19/11/2014

Date deposited: 02/03/2015

ISSN (print): 1735-1995

ISSN (electronic): 1735-7136

Publisher: Research Department, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences