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ERIC Number: EJ879391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0261-510X
Developmental Disorders of Language and Literacy: Special Issue
Marshall, Chloe R.; Messaoud-Galusi, Souhila
British Journal of Developmental Psychology, v28 n1 p1-4 Mar 2010
Language and literacy are cognitive skills of exceptional complexity. It is therefore not surprising that they are at risk of impairment either during development or as a result of damage (e.g. stroke) later in life. Impaired language and literacy can arise from a general learning impairment. However, two developmental disorders, specific language impairment (SLI) and dyslexia, which affect oral and written language, respectively, are "specific" in that they are not part of a more general learning difficulty. SLI and dyslexia each affect 5-10% of the general population, and they are the focus of the papers in this special issue.
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Language: English
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