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

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Depends on age

If it is obvious that language is delayed, get it checked out.
This is often the first indication that the child is within the autistic spectrum.

In brief: Depends on age

If it is obvious that language is delayed, get it checked out.
This is often the first indication that the child is within the autistic spectrum.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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