Delay or deficit? Spelling processes in children with specific language impairment

Larkin, R.F. ORCID: 0000-0002-8690-1111, Williams, G.J. ORCID: 0000-0001-7689-1231 and Blaggan, S., 2013. Delay or deficit? Spelling processes in children with specific language impairment. Journal of Communication Disorders, 46 (5-6), pp. 401-412. ISSN 0021-9924

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Few studies have explored the phonological, morphological and orthographic spellings skills of children with specific language impairment (SLI) simultaneously. Fifteen children with SLI (mean age = 113.07 months, SD = 8.61) completed language and spelling tasks alongside chronological-age controls and spelling-age controls. While the children with SLI showed a deficit in phonological spelling, they performed comparably to spelling-age controls on morphological spelling skills, and there were no differences between the three groups in producing orthographically legal spellings. The results also highlighted the potential importance of adequate non-word repetition skills in relation to effective spelling skills, and demonstrated that not all children with spoken language impairments show marked spelling difficulties. Findings are discussed in relation to theory, educational assessment and practice.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Communication Disorders
Creators: Larkin, R.F., Williams, G.J. and Blaggan, S.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: 2013
Volume: 46
Number: 5-6
ISSN: 0021-9924
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:29
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2020 13:43

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