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Mind the word gap: The difference in poor children’s language skills

Mary Hartshorne, Head of Evidence at I CAN explains the difference in poor children’s language skills when it comes to closing the word gap
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Profound insights into specific language impairment (SLI) in children

Growing up with specific language impairment (SLI) can impact a child’s development in a number of ways, argues Professor Mabel Rice of the University of Kansas in a number of profound insights
Maternal education

Maternal education and Specific Language Impairment in children: Not a robust relationship

It has long been held that a mother’s education is a key factor in the development of their child’s language. However, the link may not be as strong as previously thought, writes Mabel L Rice
Child Language Doctoral Program

Growing up with Specific Language Impairment

Growing up with Specific Language Impairment can impact a child's development in a number of ways. Professor Mabel Rice of the University of Kansas discusses the issues.
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Language development: Learning from what children say

Mabel L. Rice, Distinguished Professor of Advanced Studies at the University of Kansas argues that children’s utterances provide valuable clues about how their language develops and hallmark areas of grammar weaknesses in those with Specific Language Impairment (SLI)
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What next for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs?

Mary Hartshorne, I CAN’s Head of Evidence shares her thoughts on the report Bercow: Ten Years On and the next steps for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs
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Specific Language Impairment (SLI) versus Speech Sound Disorders (SSD)

The important differences between Specific Language Impairment (SLI) in children and Speech Sound Disorders (SSD) in children are placed under the spotlight by Mabel L. Rice, Fred & Virginia Merrill Distinguished Professor of Advanced Studies at the University of Kansas
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What twins can tell us about Specific Language Impairment

Mabel L Rice from the University of Kansas explains how studies into Specific Language Impairment can benefit from twins and how they speak to each other One unexplained kind of language impairment in children is known as Specific Language Impairment (SLI). As the name implies, children with SLI have language...
Child Language Doctoral Program

Child Language Doctoral Program at the University of Kansas

The Child Language Doctoral Program (CLDP) is moving in new directions! The Child Language Doctoral Program's long-standing interdisciplinary doctoral program has a legacy of preparing researchers in child language and language impairments in a way that bridges knowledge of language acquisition, children’s language impairments, developmental psychology, and linguistics. The programme is...
Dole Human Development Center

Specific Language Impairment in children

In this absorbing e-book, Mabel L. Rice from the University of Kansas highlights specific language impairment and why it often goes unrecognised

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