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High heritability of speech and language impairments in 6-year-old twins demonstrated using parent and teacher report.

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Previous twin studies have demonstrated high heritability of specific language impairment (SLI) when the diagnosis is based on psychometric testing. The current study measured the effectiveness of parent and teacher ratings of communication skills in identifying heritable language impairment. The Children’s Communication Checklist was completed by parents and teachers of 6 year-old twins recruited from a general population sample. 130 twin pairs (65 MZ) were selected because at least one tw...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Publisher copy:
10.1007/s10519-005-9020-0
Journal:
Behavior Genetics Journal website
Volume:
36
Issue:
2
Pages:
173-184
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EISSN:
1573-3297
ISSN:
0001-8244
URN:
uuid:313c4300-a154-4e10-9f7e-6887188972bb
Local pid:
ora:923

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