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The paper examines the study "Specific Language Impairment as a Period of Extended Optional Infinitive" that compared language delayed children with non-language delayed children of similar chronological age. The paper outlines the method and results of the study, and discusses recent research that has focused on finding the cause of specific language impairment (SLI). The paper concludes by noting the significance of this study.
From the Paper:"The study used a group of sixty children, eighteen of which were diagnosed with SLI. Children were from native English-speaking homes and were enrolled in a preschool or day care program. A hearing screening and test of mental maturity were used to rule out these confounding variables. All children were found to be of the same mental age and had no hearing problems. The study used the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised, as the measurement instrument. The study used quantitative analytical methods to compare SLI with non-SLI children in the group. The study focused on measurement of -ed and third person singular -s forms."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Bishop, D., Bright, P. & James, C. et al. (2000). Grammatical SLI: a distinct subtype of developmental language impairment? Applied Psycholinguistics. 21 92): 159-181.
- O'Brien, E., Zhang, X., & Nishimura, C. et al. (2003). Association of specific language impairment (SLI) to the region of 7q31. American Journal of Human Genetics. 72 (6): 1536-1543.
- Rice, M., Wexler, K., & Cleave, P. (1995). Specific Language Impairment as a Period of Extended Optional Infinitive. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research. 38: 850-863.
- Sajanrimi, N., Suhonen, E., & Kontu, E. (2008). Verbal and non-verbal development in SLI children after early intervention. Early Child Development and Care. 02 May 2008. Abstract.
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Specific Language Impairment (2010, November 28) Retrieved July 05, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/specific-language-impairment-145775/
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