specific language impairment

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specific language impairment

Abbreviation: SLI
A common impairment in language development affecting about 4% to 6% of children in which nonverbal intelligence is normal but skills such as the ability to name objects or to understand word meanings lags.
See also: impairment
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Should the presence of specific language disorder in a student with ED alert the teacher to a particular psychiatric disorder?
First, the severity of language dysfunction among the four specific language disorder groups is striking, even taking into account the <85 parameters (Table 2).
With the exception of the RO group, the Written Language cluster standard score was the lowest mean score for all four specific language disorder groups.
The relationships between specific language disorders and particular psychopathology will also be investigated, hypothesizing ADHD as the most frequent association.
Contract notice: Implementation and evaluation of the practical functioning of tools for the diagnosis of specific disorders of reading and writing and specific language disorders, developed by the institute for educational research.
The contract is for implementation of tools for the diagnosis of specific disorders of reading and writing and specific language disorders, developed by the team.

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