An evaluation of the written texts of children with SLI: the contributions of oral language, reading and phonological short-term memory

  title={An evaluation of the written texts of children with SLI: the contributions of oral language, reading and phonological short-term memory},
  author={Clare Mackie and J. Dockrell and G. Lindsay},
  journal={Reading and Writing},
In this study, we performed a fine grained analysis of writing by children with a specific language impairment (SLI) and examined the contribution of oral language, phonological short-term memory (STM), nonverbal ability, and word reading to three writing constructs (productivity, complexity and accuracy). Forty-six children with SLI were compared with 42 children matched for chronological age, receptive vocabulary (N = 46) and reading decoding (N = 46) on a measure of narrative writing. The… Expand
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