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Semantic Deficits in Children With Language Impairments Issues for Clinical Assessment

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TitleSemantic Deficits in Children With Language Impairments Issues for Clinical Assessment
Publication TypeJournal Article
AbstractChildren with language impairments demonstrate a broad range of semantic difficulties, including problems with new word acquisition, storage and organization of known words, and lexical access/ retrieval. Unfortunately, assessments of children's semantic skills are often limited to measures of receptive and expressive vocabulary size. As a result, the semantic deficits of these children may not receive the attention they need. This article explores the word-learning, lexical storage, and lexical access skills of children with language impairments and the theories that account for their performance. Our review culminates with specific recommendations for speech-language pathologists to improve the breadth of their semantic assessments.
AuthorsBrackenbury, T., and Pye C.
Year of Publication2005
PublicationLanguage, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools
Volume36
Issue1
Pages5-16
ISSN0161-1461 (print); 1558-9129 (online)
Publisher DOIhttp://lshss.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=1780375
Keywords (MeSH)child, language disorders, learning, memory, phonetics, semantics, vocabulary
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