Language and Mathematical skills in Greek children with SLI
Ralli M. Asimina, Charalampaki E. Aikaterini

Specific Language Impairment (SLI) is a disorder related with language difficulties. The last decades, there is an interest on how SLI can be related with Maths. The aim of this study was to investigate the language and mathematical skills, of Primary school children with SLI. The sample consisted of 60 children, seven to eight years old. Thirty children belonged to the SLI group, while 30 were typically developing children. Children were included in the SLI group according to their non-verbal and expressive vocabulary abilities. Other language and mathematical skills were also measured. According to the results, significant differences in language and mathematical skills were found between the 2 groups. Children with SLI performed worse across most of the language and mathematical tasks. Last, for the SLI group significant correlations were found between performance in language and mathematical tasks. The results highlighted that SLI is also related with difficulties in Maths.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jpbs.v3n2a14