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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Language Impairment (Overview)

Language impairment is a clinical finding in which a person's ability to communicate is not at the level expected for someone of his age, leading to difficulty in speaking, listening, reading, or writing.


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What kind of closed head injury would cause a specific language impairment?

What kind of closed head injury would cause a specific language impairment?

TBI: One that causes injury to superior temporal or inferior frontal lobe in the dominant hemisphere. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
20 doctors shared insights

Language Impairment (Overview)

Language impairment is a clinical finding in which a person's ability to communicate is not at the level expected for someone of his age, leading to difficulty in speaking, listening, reading, or writing.


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Whats it mean if child having a specific language impairment (sli)?

Whats it mean if child having a specific language impairment (sli)?

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. ...Read more

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Living with Apraxia (Tip)

Living with Apraxia

Occupational and speech therapist can help apraxia improve. ...See more

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Can problems with communication and language impairment be treated through medicines?

Can problems with communication and language impairment be treated through medicines?

Depends: I am not sure i understand your question. But if for example a person has a problem in this area there are usually problems in the brain. Therapy is the first place to start but oftentimes like with autism meds can help too. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if speech/language impairment is a disability that can be improved?

Yes: Many people can be aided by a speech/language pathologist, who can evaluate and help to improve speech patterns, enunciation and oral communication in general. ...Read more

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Living with Apraxia (Tip)

Living with Apraxia

Believe in yourself, pursue available treatment and find ways to compensate for movement or speech. ...See more

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Can speech/language impairment be greatly improved/reversed?

Can speech/language impairment be greatly improved/reversed?

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. ...Read more

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Whats it mean if child having a specific language impairment (sli)?

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. ...Read more

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Can someone please explain what specific language impairment is please ? Thankyou

Can someone please explain what specific language impairment is please ? Thankyou

SLI is a term used : by schools for kids who have Language Disorder, persistent delays in acquiring & using language, in the absence of deafness, Autistic Spectrum Disorder &/or Intellectual Disability. Early delays in comprehension &/or production of vocabulary, grammar, syntax, phonology, & discourse - but not speech- still present at age 4 confer a 40-75% risk of dyslexia & tend to persist into adulthood. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if speech/language impairment is a disability that can be improved?

Yes: Many people can be aided by a speech/language pathologist, who can evaluate and help to improve speech patterns, enunciation and oral communication in general. ...Read more

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Dr. Dale Tylor
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Speech Difficulty (Definition)

Speech difficulty may be associated with brain or ...Read more