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Factors Associated with the Suspected Delayed Language Development of Early Childhood in Southern Thailand

Version 1 : Received: 9 March 2022 / Approved: 18 March 2022 / Online: 18 March 2022 (07:34:39 CET)

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Rithipukdee, N.; Kusol, K. Factors Associated with the Suspected Delay in the Language Development of Early Childhood in Southern Thailand. Children 2022, 9, 662. Rithipukdee, N.; Kusol, K. Factors Associated with the Suspected Delay in the Language Development of Early Childhood in Southern Thailand. Children 2022, 9, 662.

Journal reference: Children 2022, 9, 662
DOI: 10.3390/children9050662

Abstract

Many children have suspected delayed language development and need extensive support from parents and the health care team. This study aimed to investigate suspected delayed language development and factors associated with suspected delayed language development among early childhood in Southern Thailand. Children aged 24 to 60 months were recruited as study samples using stratified random sampling conducted in 23 districts and simple randomized seven sections (425 children). Instruments comprised demographic data of the children and families, The preschool temperament questionnaire, and the Language Development Screening questionnaire using developmental surveillance and promotion manual. I was collecting data from July 2020 to January 2021. Data analysis used descriptive statistics and logistic regression. The results showed that 40.9 percent suspected delayed development. Daily screen time exceeding 2 hours per day (A.O.R. = 17.30, 95% CI: 7.35-40.72), and regarding a child's temperament, moderate-to-difficult temperament (A.O.R. = 9.56, 95% CI: 5.12-17.85) were significantly associated with a suspected delay of language development. The study suggested two-way communication and appropriate responses will help develop children's language.

Keywords

factors; suspected delayed language development; early childhood

Subject

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, Developmental Psychology

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