Kids’ language problems go unnoticed

As many as one in four Copenhagen children between the ages of thee and five who suffer from a language development problem may be going untreated. The earlier such problems are detected, the easier they are to correct, but the number of Copenhagen children identified as having language problems is below the national average of 17 percent. Previously, all children were screened for language problems, but budget cuts in 2010 led to that being reduced to only at-risk children. Dorthe Bleses, a professor of child speech development at the University of Southern Denmark, said all children should be tested annually in order to identify their specific learning needs. – Information