Long-term reading and spelling outcome in Italian adolescents with a history of specific language impairment
Specific language impairment (SLI) diagnosed in the pre-school years is frequently associated with reading and writing difficulties at school age. The nature of this relationship is unclear, despite the availability of a large number of studies, mostly on English speaking children. Phonological processing deficits have been considered the prominent cause of both difficulties. However recent findings in both children with SLI and in children with reading difficulties are not easily accommodated within a single dimensional model explaining the relationship between oral and written language deficits.
Posted on July 12, 2011, in Research and tagged Phonological and morphosyntactic predictors, Reading and spelling disabilities, Reading and spelling outcome in adolescence, specific language impairment. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.