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Developmental speech impairment

Developmental speech impairment

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Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

1 hour


April 19, 2016


March 14, 2018

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, health care professionals should be able to:
  • Compare typical development and developmental speech impairment in a 3-year-old
  • Understand the prevalence and aetiology
  • Recognise risk factors for developmental speech impairment
  • Know whether to refer patients for speech therapy
  • Consider the psychosocial factors for these patients
  • Programme Description

    Dr Yvonne Wren and Dr Debbie Sell provide a practical overview of developmental speech impairment. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include how to recognise children at risk of developmental speech impairment, and when to refer to speech and language therapy services.


    Activity and test authors
    Dr Yvonne Wren
    Senior research fellow
    University of Bristol
    Consultant research speech and language therapist
    North Bristol NHS Trust

    Dr Debbie Sell
    Consultant speech and language therapist and senior research fellow
    Great Ormond Street Hospital


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. YYou will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs .


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required