Familial Aggregation in Specific Language Impairment Self-report data from the families of children participating in the San Diego Longitudinal Study of specific developmental language impairment were used to assess familial aggregation in the disorder. Families of impaired children reported higher rates of affected first-degree relatives than did families of matched controls. Significantly higher incidence of maternal ... Reports
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Familial Aggregation in Specific Language Impairment
 
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Reports   |   May 01, 1989
Familial Aggregation in Specific Language Impairment
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1989, Vol. 54, 167-173. doi:10.1044/jshd.5402.167
History: Received February 15, 1988 , Accepted April 26, 1988
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1989, Vol. 54, 167-173. doi:10.1044/jshd.5402.167
History: Received February 15, 1988; Accepted April 26, 1988

Self-report data from the families of children participating in the San Diego Longitudinal Study of specific developmental language impairment were used to assess familial aggregation in the disorder. Families of impaired children reported higher rates of affected first-degree relatives than did families of matched controls. Significantly higher incidence of maternal and paternal childhood language and/or learning disabilities, as well as sibling disability rates, were reported. The extent to which famtiial aggregation reflects genetic or environmental influences in specific language disorders remains to be determined.

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