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Motor immaturity and specific speech and language impairment: evidence for a common genetic basis

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Previous studies have found an association between motor immaturity and specific language impairment in children. Data from two twin studies were used to address the question of whether these linked deficits have a common etiology. Study 1 involved 57 MZ and 22 DZ pairs where one or both twins had specific speech/language impairment. A control group of 173 single-born children was also tested. Motor skill was assessed using a tapping task, which was carried out with left and right hands. Tapp...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1002/ajmg.1630

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Wiley-Liss, Inc. Publisher's website
Journal:
American Journal of Medical Genetics (Neuropsychiatric Genetics) Journal website
Volume:
114
Issue:
1
Pages:
56-63
Publication date:
2002-01-05
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EISSN:
1552-4833
URN:
uuid:528ee920-f8dc-4bee-a403-1984d0546e5c
Local pid:
ora:4901

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