Errors appeared in the review by Nelson et al, titled “Screening for Speech and Language Delay in Preschool Children: Systematic Evidence Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force” published in the February 2006 issue of Pediatrics Electronic Pages (doi:10.1542/peds.2005-1467). On page e305, the two entries for Klee et al in Table 4 were incorrect. The corrected entries appear on the next page.
On page e308, column 1, lines 8 to 11 should read: “A study testing expressive vocabulary and word combinations using the Language Development Survey indicated higher sensitivity/specificity at age 2 years (83%/93%) than at age 3 years (67%/90%).59
The authors maintain that the errors do not affect the rest of the paper or the recommendations.