This study collected speech samples from 258 children aged 3;6 to 5;6
from 4 schools in North and 4 schools in Pas-de-Calais as a part of the
PER2000 testing program (Ferrand, 1982). Children interacted with a
speech clinician who asked them to describe a set of threee pictures
given below. The productions were recorded and retranscribed in phonetic
notation if needed. The population is composed of 125 girls and 133 boys
from 3;6 to 4;1. 116 of the 258 children who presented evidence of delay
of language acquisition profited from meetings of stimulation at the
school carried out by speech therapists, teachers and members of the
networks of assistance. These meetings were continued in great section
of nursery school. In May and June of 2003, the same test was applied.
51 subjects were no longer available. 8 girls and 13 boys’ newcomers in
the schools are integrated into the population. This second sample is
composed of 107 girls and 121 boys from 3;6 to 6;9.