Journal article

Children With Specific Language Impairment and Resolved Late Talkers: Working Memory Profiles at 5 Years

Nadia Petruccelli, Edith L Bavin, Lesley Bretherton

Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research | AMER SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOC | Published : 2012


PURPOSE: The evidence of a deficit in working memory in specific language impairment (SLI) is of sufficient magnitude to suggest a primary role in developmental language disorder. However, little research has investigated memory in late talkers who recover from their early delay. Drawing on a longitudinal, community sample, this study compared the memory profiles of 3 groups of 5-year-olds: children with SLI who had been identified as late talkers, resolved late talkers (RLTs), and children with typical language development (TLD). METHOD: Participants were 25 children with SLI, 45 RLTs, and 32 children with TLD. Subtests from the Working Memory Test Battery for Children and the Children's Me..

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