Phonetic profiles of toddlers with specific expressive language impairment (SLI-E).

  title={Phonetic profiles of toddlers with specific expressive language impairment (SLI-E).},
  author={Leslie A. Rescorla and Nan Bernstein Ratner},
  journal={Journal of speech and hearing research},
  volume={39 1},
Spontaneous language samples of 30 24-month-old toddlers diagnosed with Specific Expressive Language Impairment (SLI-E) were compared with samples produced by an age-matched group of 30 typically developing toddlers. Vocalization patterns, phonetic inventories, and syllable formation patterns were compared. Toddlers with SLI-E vocalized significantly less often than their typically developing peers, had proportionately smaller consonantal and vowel inventories, and used a more restricted and… CONTINUE READING
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