Prevalence of communication disorders

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Abstract

Prevalence (also known as point prevalence) refers to the number of people in a population with communication disorder(s) at a particular time. Period prevalence refers to the number of people with communication within a population that are receiving services over a certain period of time (typically over the past year). Incidence refers to the number of newly diagnosed cases of communication disorder(s) within a population over a specified time. Information about prevalence of communication disorders is used to plan and monitor the outcomes of prevention and intervention programs, and inform allocation of resources and public health policy. Population risk is also determined using prevalence data and can be used to target prevention programs for groups at risk. Epidemiological studies of communication disorders typically report prevalence, period prevalence, and/or incidence. This entry provides an overview of the prevalence of communication disorders, and then explores communication disorders in childhood, adulthood, and across the life span.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe SAGE encyclopedia of human communication sciences and disorders
EditorsJ.S. Damico, M.J. Ball
Place of PublicationThousand Oaks, CA.
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Pages1461-1464
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781483380834
ISBN (Print)9781483380810
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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McLeod, S. (2019). Prevalence of communication disorders. In J. S. Damico, & M. J. Ball (Eds.), The SAGE encyclopedia of human communication sciences and disorders (pp. 1461-1464). Thousand Oaks, CA.: SAGE Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781483380810.n477
McLeod, Sharynne. / Prevalence of communication disorders. The SAGE encyclopedia of human communication sciences and disorders. editor / J.S. Damico ; M.J. Ball. Thousand Oaks, CA. : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2019. pp. 1461-1464
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McLeod, S 2019, Prevalence of communication disorders. in JS Damico & MJ Ball (eds), The SAGE encyclopedia of human communication sciences and disorders. SAGE Publications Ltd, Thousand Oaks, CA., pp. 1461-1464. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781483380810.n477

Prevalence of communication disorders. / McLeod, Sharynne.

The SAGE encyclopedia of human communication sciences and disorders. ed. / J.S. Damico; M.J. Ball. Thousand Oaks, CA. : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2019. p. 1461-1464.

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