Specific Language Impairment by Dianne Newbury
Posted: 14 Nov 2011
Dr Dianne Newbury talks about the contribution of genetics to specific language impairment. Dr Dianne Newbury is looking for the genes that predispose to Specific Language Impairment, a complex genetic disorder. Two regions, located on chromosomes 16 and 19, are linked with this disorder. Interactions between several normal genetic variants and environmental factors make certain individuals more vulnerable to language problems.