The impact of specific language impairment on adolescents' written text
Dockrell, Julie E., Lindsay, Geoff and Connelly, Vincent. (2009) The impact of specific language impairment on adolescents' written text. Exceptional Children, Vol.75 (No.4). pp. 427-446. ISSN 0014-4029Full text not available from this repository.
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This study examined the writing performance of 58 students with a history of specific language impairment, assessing them at ages 8, 11, 12, 14, and 16 to evaluate longitudinal trajectories of writing performance and relationships with oral language, reading, and handwriting fluency. At age 16, participants continued to experience problems with oral language and literacy: Their writing evidenced short texts, poor sentence structure, and difficulties with ideas and organization. Concurrent measures of vocabulary and spelling were significant factors in explaining writing performance. Handwriting fluency remained a particular difficulty for the current cohort and directly affected writing performance. Path analysis indicated that previous levels of literacy mediated the impact of oral language skills.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research (CEDAR)
Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Language disorders in adolescence, Specific language impairment in children, Writing, Language arts, Literacy|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Exceptional Children|
|Publisher:||Council for Exceptional Children|
|Number of Pages:||20|
|Page Range:||pp. 427-446|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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