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Genetic influences on language impairment and literacy problems in children: same or different?

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Data from two twin studies are examined to assess genetic and environmental influences on literacy, and the etiological relationship between language and literacy. Study 1 used children from 86 families previously recruited for a study of the genetics of specific language impairment (see Bishop, North, & Donlam, 1995), who completed tests of single-word reading and spelling. Literacy problems in this sample were common, were strongly heritable, and showed a close genetic relationship with...

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Published
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10.1111/1469-7610.00710

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology
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D. V. M. Bishop
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry Journal website
Volume:
42
Issue:
2
Pages:
189-198
Publication date:
2001
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1469-7610
ISSN:
0021-9630
URN:
uuid:c7f7a425-90c7-4c48-95ce-ce6aecbf38a0
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ora:5053

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