A major susceptibility locus for specific language impairment is located on 13q21.

@article{Bartlett2002AMS,
  title={A major susceptibility locus for specific language impairment is located on 13q21.},
  author={Christopher W. Bartlett and Judy F. Flax and Mark W. Logue and Veronica J. Vieland and Anne S. Bassett and Paula Tallal and Linda Brzustowicz},
  journal={American journal of human genetics},
  year={2002},
  volume={71 1},
  pages={45-55}
}
Children who fail to develop language normally-in the absence of explanatory factors such as neurological disorders, hearing impairment, or lack of adequate opportunity-are clinically described as having specific language impairment (SLI). SLI has a prevalence of approximately 7% in children entering school and is associated with later difficulties in learning to read. Research indicates that genetic factors are important in the etiology of SLI. Studies have consistently demonstrated that SLI… CONTINUE READING
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