Research at the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training

Twins and singletons with specific language impairment

This is a current project.


This project is conducting a large study of twins in cooperation with researchers in Australia, England and Nebraska to look for a genetic component of Specific Language Impairment (SLI). The research will examine genetic and environmental factors in SLI and subsequent reading impairments in young children.

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
785-864-4570 (phone)
785-864-4571 (fax)

This is a project of:

This is a project of:

Kansas Intelllectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (KIDDRC)

Biobehavioral Neurosciences in Communication Disorders Center (BNCD)

Funded by:

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

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