Epidemiology of specific language impairment: prenatal and perinatal risk factors.

  title={Epidemiology of specific language impairment: prenatal and perinatal risk factors.},
  author={J. Bruce Tomblin and Elizabeth H. Smith and Xuyang Zhang},
  journal={Journal of communication disorders},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={325-43; quiz 343-4}
The prenatal and perinatal risk factors likely to be associated with specific language impairment (SLI) were examined in this study. A review of existing research showed that there have been few studies on this topic. Among children with SLI, greater rates of near relatives with language learning problems has been found. Data obtained from a case-control study of 177 children with SLI and 925 children without sensory, developmental disorders, or language impairment were studied using a parental… CONTINUE READING
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