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Letts, Carolyn; Edwards, Susan; Sinka, Indra; Schaefer, Blanca; Gibbons, Wendy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Several studies in recent years have indicated a link between socio-economic status (SES) of families and children's language development, including studies that have measured children's language through formal standardized test procedures. High numbers of children with low performance have been found in lower socio-economic groups in…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Correlation, Language Acquisition, Mothers
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Ketelaars, Mieke P.; Cuperus, Juliane; Jansonius, Kino; Verhoeven, Ludo – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Specific language impairment (SLI) is diagnosed when a child shows isolated structural language problems. The diagnosis of pragmatic language impairment (PLI) is given to children who show difficulties with the use of language in context. Unlike children with SLI, these children tend to show relatively intact structural language skills…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, Language Impairments, Disability Identification
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Marton, Klara; Schwartz, Richard G.; Farkas, Lajos; Katsnelson, Valeriya – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2006
Background: English-speaking children with specific language impairment (SLI) perform more poorly than their typically developing peers in verbal working memory tasks where processing and storage are simultaneously required. Hungarian is a language with a relatively free word order and a rich agglutinative morphology. Aims: To examine the effect…
Descriptors: Stimuli, Linguistics, Sentences, Language Acquisition