ERIC Number: EJ635051
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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Familial Aggregation in Specific Language Impairment.
Tallal, Paula; Hirsch, Linda S.; Realpe-Bonilla, Teresa; Miller, Steve; Brzustowicz, Linda M.; Bartlett, Christopher; Flax, Judy F.
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, v44 n5 p1172-82 Oct 2001
A case-control family study design examined the current language-related abilities of all biological, primary relatives of probands (N=22) with specific language impairment (SLI) and of matched controls. Impairment rates for family members of SLI probands was significantly higher than for controls. Also, impairment rates estimated from a family history questionnaire were similar to rates obtained from actual testing. (Contains references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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