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

Abstract:

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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10.1002/ajmg.1630

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Bishop, DV More by this author
Journal:
American journal of medical genetics
Volume:
114
Issue:
1
Pages:
56-63
Publication date:
2002-01-05
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EISSN:
1096-8628
ISSN:
0148-7299
URN:
uuid:9768e13a-e0af-4a40-a86a-c03f3099a582
Source identifiers:
27665
Local pid:
pubs:27665

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