Early Language in Victoria Study (ELVS)

Research area: Clinical Sciences > Speech and Language | Status: Active

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This study is investigating the genetic and neural contributions to speech and language disorders.

The ELVS aims to learn more about how language develops from infancy (eight months) to adolescence and in particular, why language development is more difficult for some children. This information will be helpful in developing early intervention and prevention programs for children.

The ELVS aims to learn more about how language develops from infancy (eight months) to adolescence and in particular, why language development is more difficult for some children. This information will be helpful in developing early intervention and...

The ELVS aims to learn more about how language develops from infancy (eight months) to adolescence and in particular, why language development is more difficult for some children. This information will be helpful in developing early intervention and prevention programs for children.

Overview

ELVS is a longitudinal epidemiological study of the emerging communication, language and literacy skills of approximately 1,900 Victorian children born in 2002.

This study is internationally unique in its coverage of:

  • the pre-school period and in its depth of data from multi-source informant questionnaires
  • direct assessment in language-related dimensions (speech, vocabulary, fluency literacy, cognition)
  • psycho-social and educational domains (social, emotional and behavioural development
  • quality of life, educational achievement, health care utilisation) and
  • linkage to nationally acquired academic achievement data.

ELVS was designed to better understand language development, trajectories from infancy through to middle childhood, and factors that predict later outcomes. This information will be helpful in developing early intervention and prevention programs for children.

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