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Setting: Nashville, USA.
Patients: 97 toddlers aged 24–42 months with primary language delay.
Exposure: Enhanced milieu training (EMT) compared with standard community interventions.
Outcomes: Improvement in language ability at 6 and 12 months.
Children in both the intervention and control arms showed significant improvement in language ability at 6 and 12 months. There was no significant difference between the two groups, with toddlers in both arms gaining an average of six points on the PLS-4 Auditory comprehension test Expressive subscale and seven points on the Receptive subscale. Toddlers in both arms used an average of 26 new words in a language sample.
EMT results in improved language ability at 6 and 12 months, but the …
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