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Table 1 Characteristics of the children with expressive (ELD), mixed language disorder (MLD), and normally developing children

From: Children with mixed developmental language disorder have more insecure patterns of attachment

Group ELD MLD Control
Number of children
N (% of total)
11 (24) 35 (76) 23 (100)
Age (year. months)
Mean (SD)
5.8 (0.99) 6.5 (2.16) 3.7 (0.07)
Gender Male 8 (72) 26 (74) 8 (35)
n (%) female 3 (28) 9 (25) 15 (65)
VIQ
Mean (SD)
85 (23) 64 (14) 120 (27)
PIQ
Mean (SD)
109 (14) 97 (16) 107 (55)
Expressive severity index
Mean (SD)
2.45 (1.49) 4.15 (2.17) -
Receptive severity index
Mean (SD)
0.68 (0.68) 4.15 (2.09) -
  1. ELD Expressive Language Disorder, MLD Mixed language disorder, VIQ Verbal Intellectual Quotient, PIQ Performance Intellectual Quotient, SD Standard Deviation