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2013-09-19 23:00:33

Author Dominic Dimattina has written a new inspirational book for people with disabilities and their families. Australia (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 Specific Language Impairment (SLI) is diagnosed when a child has delayed or disordered language development. Usually the first indication of SLI is that the child is later than usual in starting to speak and subsequently is delayed in putting words together to form sentences. The author Dominic Dimatinna was diagnosed with such a condition in...

2013-04-26 14:52:48

Up to 10 per cent of the population is affected by specific learning disabilities (SLDs), such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism, translating to two or three pupils in every classroom, a new study has found. Led by Professor Brian Butterworth, a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne´s School of Psychological Sciences and Emeritus Professor of cognitive neuropsychology at University College London, the study gives insight into the underlying causes of specific learning...

2012-09-14 23:03:11

In Focus with Martin Sheen will spotlight therapies that are making progress in helping children in their developmental years with communication issues. Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2012 The producers of In Focus with Martin Sheen are pleased to announce the latest in an effort to address issues facing America´s young people. The program is set to examine language disorders that are impacting communication skills in children. In Focus with Martin Sheen is an independently...

2012-03-13 10:32:53

Recent studies by a UT Dallas researcher aim at finding better ways to diagnose young children with language impairments. Dr. Christine Dollaghan, a professor at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders and the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, is author of a paper in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. The study evaluated data collected from a large sample of about 600 children. Some of the participants had specific language impairments, or SLI. She wanted...

2011-05-19 11:39:50

Greater awareness of 'specific language impairment' (SLI), a language disorder, is needed to ensure better outcomes for the 3-6 per cent of UK school children affected by this disability. Children with SLI have difficulties with most or all aspects of language including grammar, vocabulary and literacy as well as with short term memory. According to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), they also have problems with higher order thinking skills. SLI may have a...

2010-11-05 15:42:26

Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, have identified a genetic variant which influences whether a person with dyslexia is more skilled with either the left or right hand. The finding identifies a novel gene for handedness and provides the first genetic evidence to support a much speculated link between handedness and a language-related disorder. The majority of people worldwide are right-handed. Since the left side of the brain controls the right...

2009-08-27 16:57:03

 A new candidate gene for Specific Language Impairment has been identified by a research team directed by Mabel Rice at the University of Kansas, in collaboration with Shelley Smith, University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Javier Gayán of Neocodex, Seville, Spain. The finding, reported in the current issue of the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, was discovered by examining genes previously identified as candidate genes for reading impairments or speech sound disorders....

2009-08-27 13:55:58

A U.S.-led study has found a new candidate gene for specific language impairment disorder by studying genes linked with reading impairment or sound disorders. Specific language impairment disorder is a developmental language disorder that's not related to or caused by other developmental disorders, hearing loss or acquired brain injury, according to Wikipedia. A team led by University of Kansas Professor Mabel Rice, in collaboration with University of Nebraska Medical Center Professor Shelley...

2008-12-01 08:55:00

New research suggests different types of language disorders may be genetically linked. Variations of a gene called FOXP2 have been shown in previous research to cause a rare speech and language disorder, and mutations that affect the gene are associated with difficulties in learning and speaking. A new study shows a gene targeted by FOXP2 is associated with language impairment caused by several different disorders. Researchers evaluated the speaking ability of families with a certain type of...


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