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Adults with language-learning disabilities: new challenges and changing perspectives.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8912436     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As children and adolescents mature into adult life, their language-learning disabilities continue. Consequently, the view that language-learning disabilities are limited to the school years must be changed. This article reviews our understanding of adults with language-learning disabilities. Ecological and context-specific perspectives are presented to provide a framework for understanding the chronic and persistent nature of these disabilities across the lifespan. Descriptors of language-learning disorders in adults are provided that focus the clinician on observable behaviors to guide the process of assessment and intervention planning.
S N Kleinman; A S Bashir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in speech and language     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0734-0478     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Speech Lang     Publication Date:  1996 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-12     Completed Date:  1997-02-12     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405117     Medline TA:  Semin Speech Lang     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-15; quiz 215-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Communication Disorders Division, Emerson College, Boston, MA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Language Disorders / diagnosis*,  therapy
Learning Disorders / diagnosis*,  therapy
Speech Therapy

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