Morphosyntactic Abilities of SLI Probands

Morphosyntactic Abilities of SLI Probands

Language acquisition of children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) can fall below age expectations throughout childhood for unknown reasons. This study investigates three possible causal pathways : Documenting long-term longitudinal outcomes of language, speech and reading abilities relative to age peers, carrying out family-based candidate gene investigations, and completing brain imaging studies for some of the participants with and without SLI. The overall objective is to identify association of language maturity with brain maturity and genetic variations known to influence brain development. The outcomes will have implications for speech and language intervention methods and pediatric practice.


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NIH0071636

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Mabel Rice, Ph.D., Director/Professor
mabel@ku.edu
785-864-4570 (phone)
785-864-4571 (fax)
Dole Human Development Center Rm 3031
1000 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045-7555
 

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