Research at the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training

Morphosyntactic abilities of SLI probands and families


This is a current project.


This longitudinal project is studying the genetic factors of Specific Language Impairment (SLI) among children and their family members. (“Probands” are subjects in a genetics study.) It is exploring the grammatical limitations of children with SLI, such as how they form words and sentences and how these limitations interact with other components of their language development. The outcomes should lead to new clinical methods to identify individuals who are unlikely to outgrow early childhood language impairments and contribute to our understanding of individual variation in word and sentence production across the life span.


Project Administration

Mabel Rice, principal investigator


Project Contact

Mabel Rice, Ph.D., Director/Professor
Child Language Program
3031 Dole Human Development Center
1000 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045-7555
mabel@ku.edu
785-864-4570 (phone)
785-864-4571 (fax)


This is a project of:

Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (KIDDRC)

Biobehavioral Neursciences in Communication Disorders Center (BNCD)


Related Projects

Language Acquisition Studies Lab

Center for Biobehavioral Neurosciences in Communication Disorders (BNCD)


Funded by

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)


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