SPECIFIC LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT (SLI)

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SPECIFIC LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT (SLI)

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Specific Language Impairment (SLI) is diagnosed in children who exhibit significant language deficits despite adequate educational opportunity and normal non-verbal intelligence. Children with SLI lag behind their peers in language production and language comprehension, which contributes to later learning and reading disabilities in school. These children have a deficit in processing brief and/or rapidly- changing auditory information, and/or in remembering the temporal order of auditory information. Some children with SLI have difficulty reporting the order of two sounds when these sounds are brief in duration and presented rapidly while some children have poor short-term memory for speech sounds.

Children may manifest receptive difficulties, that is, problems understanding language, or expressive difficulties, involving use of language. Children with SLI differ in the degree to which they have problems articulating speech sounds, expressing themselves verbally and comprehending the speech of others. Accordingly SLI is broadly classified into three subtypes; articulation disorder, expressive language disorder and mixed expressive and receptive language disorder.Read More……