Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Cognitive Deficits in Specific Language Impairment: Decision In Spite of Uncertainty

 
Author(s) Judith Johnston, PhD
Volume 23
Number 4
Year 1999
Page(s) 165-172
Language English
Category
Keywords specific
language
impairment
critical
thinking
cognitive
Abstract Studies of children with specific language impairment (SLl) have reported a wide array of cognitive deficits. While the findings themselves are not disputed, experts interpret them quite differently, some minimizing their importance and others assigning them a fundamental causal role. This commentary presents four strategies for evaluating conflicting scientific claims and illustrates them with a discussion of the literature on cognitive deficits.


Les études d’enfants présentant un trouble spécifique du langage ont relevé une vaste gamme de déficits cognitifs. Quoique les conclusions ne soient pas remises en question, les experts les interprètent de manières très différentes, certains minimisant leur importance, tandis que d’autres leur imputent un rôle causal fondamental. Ce commentaire présente quatre stratégies pour l’évaluation de revendications scientifiques opposées et les illustre en examinant la littérature sur les déficits cognitifs.
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Link http://cjslpa.ca/files/1999_JSLPA_Vol_23/No_04_161-216/Johnston_JSLPA_1999.pdf
 
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