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..View full abstract
We would like to acknowledge the members of the ELVS team, the National Health and Medical Research Council for research funding, and the support from the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. The first author was supported by a La Trobe University Postgraduate Research Scholarship.