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Predictive validity of preschool screening tools for language and behavioural difficulties: A PRISMA systematic review.

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Summary of "Predictive validity of preschool screening tools for language and behavioural difficulties: A PRISMA systematic review."

Preschool screening for developmental difficulties is increasingly becoming part of routine health service provision and yet the scope and validity of tools used within these screening assessments is variable. The aim of this review is to report on the predictive validity of preschool screening tools for language and behaviour difficulties used in a community setting.

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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0211409

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