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Can speech/language impairment be greatly improved/reversed?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not usually reversed: But often treated do do not give up!
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Specific language : impairment is a delay in mastering language in a child with no hearing loss or neurodevelopmental disorder. SLI includes deficits in vocabulary, syntax, grammar, phonological awareness & conversational skills, but not articulation. There is often a family history of SLI. The risk of dyslexia is 40-70%. Early, intensive language therapy & a language-enriched home environment help minimize impact.

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