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Uncommon Understanding: Development and Disorders of Language Comprehension in Children
This book presents a framework for Analysing Comprehension for Modularity and Interaction in Language Development and Disorders and explains how language and context influence meaning in everyday life.
Developmental dyslexia and specific language impairment: same or different?
The authors suggest that 2 dimensions of impairment are needed to conceptualize the relationship between these disorders and to capture phenotypic features that are important for identifying neurobiologically and etiologically coherent subgroups.
A prospective study of the relationship between specific language impairment, phonological disorders and reading retardation.
  • D. Bishop, C. Adams
  • Psychology
    Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and…
  • 1 November 1990
Language and literacy skills were assessed in 83 8 1/2-year olds whose language development had been impaired at 4 years of age, and there were only weak links between expressive phonological disorders and later ability to read either meaningful text or non-words.
Narrative skills of children with communication impairments.
  • C. Norbury, D. Bishop
  • Psychology, Medicine
    International journal of language & communication…
  • 9 July 2003
BACKGROUND Narrative assessment is sensitive to the communication impairments of children with specific language impairment and those with autistic spectrum disorders. Although both groups of
Phase 2 of CATALISE: a multinational and multidisciplinary Delphi consensus study of problems with language development: Terminology
This Delphi exercise highlights reasons for disagreements about terminology for language disorders and proposes standard definitions and nomenclature.
Language-impaired preschoolers: a follow-up into adolescence.
A longitudinal follow-up of 71 adolescents with a preschool history of speech-language impairment, originally studied by Bishop and Edmundson (1987), found that children who still had significant language difficulties at 5;6 had significant impairments in all aspects of spoken and written language functioning, as did children classified as having a general delay.
Is preschool language impairment a risk factor for dyslexia in adolescence?
It is argued that children's phonological difficulties place them at risk of literacy failure at the outset of reading and that later, impairments of other language skills compromise development to adult levels of fluency.
What Causes Specific Language Impairment in Children?
  • D. Bishop
  • Biology
    Current directions in psychological science
  • 1 October 2006
Although fascinating cases of SLI caused by a single mutation have been discovered, in most children the disorder has a more complex basis, with several genetic and environmental risk factors interacting.
CATALISE: A Multinational and Multidisciplinary Delphi Consensus Study. Identifying Language Impairments in Children
The goal in this study was to see whether it was possible to achieve consensus among professionals on appropriate criteria for identifying children who might benefit from specialist services using an online Delphi technique.