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HINCAPIE-HENAO, LILIANA et al. Specific Language Impairment in a Colombian Children Sample. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2008, vol.7, n.2, pp. 557-569. ISSN 1657-9267.
The Neuroscience Group of Antioquia evaluated two hundred and four children from 6 to 16 years old with speech and language problems and 51 of them meet the inclusion and exclusion criteria for Specific Language Impairment (SLI). The SLI group underwent a neuropsychological and linguistic test to compare their cognitive and linguistic skills with a control group of asymptomatic children. When compared to the control group, SLI children showed significant differences in comprehension tests, particularly in complex morphosyntactic structures and elaborated sentences; in verbal expression, especially formulated sentences; repetition test of non-sense words; naming errors and marked disadvantages in readingwriting sub-tests.
Keywords : Language; Children; Impairment; Development; Linguistic; Reading; Writing; Language Developmet; Language Disorders; Neuropsychology.