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What does SLI stand for?

SLI stands for Specific Language Impairment (developmental language disorder)

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Specific learning disabilities arise from atypical brain development with complicated genetic and environmental causes, causing such conditions as dyslexia, dyscalculia, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder and specific language impairment.
of London, UK) compiles eight essays by psychologists and specialists in development, language and communication, special education, and behavioral sciences in the UK, Sweden, Australia, China, and the US, who consider issues in syndromic and non-syndromic neurodevelopmental disorders: fragile X syndrome, Down's syndrome, Williams syndrome, and velocardiofacial syndrome, and dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder, specific language impairment, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Using a longitudinal data set, we examined the relationships of language, literacy, and nonverbal ability with the written text production of a cohort of young people with a history of specific language impairment (SLI) at the end of compulsory education in the United Kingdom (age 16).
Single-case and group studies consider theoretical and clinical issues relating to understanding specific language impairment in children, developmental dyslexia, phonological impairment, acquired dyslexia and dysgraphia, deficits in memory, and language impairment.