Specific Language Impairment in Special Populations
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impairment (SLI), while extensively researched, remains controversial as a
diagnosis. This is largely due to the lack of a known cause and the frequency
with which language impairments occur with other disorders or are confused with
issues like bilingualism. The articles in this journal self-study, which were
published as a research forum in the Journal
of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, seek to address some of the
concerns and confusion surrounding SLI by comparing children with SLI to those
with other disorders or differences. These comparisons may help determine the
presence of shared symptoms and help uncover possible causes for SLI. In this
self-study, comparisons are made to children with autism spectrum disorder,
cochlear implants, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well
as those who speak English as a second language and those with nonmainstream
dialects of English. Clinicians can use this information to help identify
children with SLI and advocate for needed services as well as assist with
differential diagnosis when a child presents with other issues.
You will be able to:
the issues and concerns that surround the diagnosis of specific language
the reasons why children with SLI may not receive needed services
the ways that concomitant language impairment may impact children with other
disorders and differences, such as ADHD, autism, hearing loss, or bilingualism
ways to differentiate SLI from other disorders, such as ADHD, autism, and language
or dialectal differences
Here's what your colleagues have to say:
"Great way to earn CEU's at my own pace and build into a busy day. I was able to read the articles throughout the day when I had time and the questions for review helped me to focus on main ideas and important information to take from the multitude of information in the journal review."- Talya Smith, MA, CCC-SLP-L
What is a journal self-study?
A journal self-study is a set of articles from ASHA's peer-reviewed, scholarly journals and policy documents to read at your leisure. Some journal self-studies are online and others include a printed copy.
Online, multiple-choice exam