Association between Parents Role and Speech Ability of Children



Diploma Program in Nursing Adi Husada, Surabaya



Background: Child outcomes, including speech ability, are interconnected within and across diverse domains of development. They result from and are enhan­ced by early positive and supportive interactions with parents and other care­gi­­vers. This study aimed to estimate the association between parents role and speech ability of children.

Subjects and Method: Across-sectional study was carried out in Surabaya, East Java. A total of 46 children 1 to 2 years of age and their parents were selected for this study. The dependent variable was speech ability. The independent vari­able was role of parents. The data were collected by questionnaire and analyzed by Pearson correlation.

Results: Sample characteristics were as follows: role of parents is fairly good in 29 (63%) children, speech ability of children aged 1 to 2 years did not fit with their age in 28 (60.9%) children. Speech ability was associated with parents role (r= 0.44; p= 0.002).

Conclusion: Parents have an important rolein the development of normal speech ability in children.

Keywords: parent role, speech ability.

Correspondence: Rukmini. Diploma Program in Nursing Adi Husada, Surabaya, East Java.

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