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Preschool language profiles of children at family risk of dyslexia: continuities with specific language impairment

Nash, HM, Hulme, C, Gooch, Deborah and Snowling, MJ (2013) Preschool language profiles of children at family risk of dyslexia: continuities with specific language impairment Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54 (9). pp. 958-968.

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Abstract

Background

Children at family risk of dyslexia have been reported to show phonological deficits as well as broader language delays in the preschool years.

Method

The preschool language skills of 112 children at family risk of dyslexia (FR) at ages 3½ and 4½ were compared with those of children with SLI and typically developing (TD) controls.

Results

Children at FR showed two different profiles: one third of the group resembled the children with SLI and scored poorly across multiple domains of language including phonology. As a group, the remaining children had difficulties on tasks tapping phonological skills at T1 and T2. At the individual level, we confirmed that some FR children had both phonological and broader oral language difficulties (compared with TD controls), some had only phonological difficulties and some appeared to be developing typically.

Conclusions We have highlighted the early overlap between family risk of dyslexia and SLI. A family history of dyslexia carries an increased risk for SLI and the two disorders both show an increased incidence of phonological deficits which appear to a proximal risk factor for developing a reading impairment.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Nash, HMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hulme, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gooch, Deborahd.gooch@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Snowling, MJUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 18 June 2013
Identification Number : 10.1111/jcpp.12091
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2015 The Authors. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 15 Sep 2017 17:12
Last Modified : 15 Sep 2017 17:12
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/842301

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