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Specific Language Impairment (SLI): The Internet Ralli Campaign to Raise Awareness of SLI

Gina Conti-Ramsden
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Published Online: 2014-08-28 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/plc-2014-0011


In this short article, we discuss what is specific language impairment (SLI) and why it is a hidden disability that few people have heard about. We describe the impact on research, policy and practice of SLI being a neglected condition. We end by providing the background and rationale of a new internet campaign, RALLI (www.youtube.com/rallicampaign), aimed at changing this state of affairs and raising awareness of SLI.

Keywords: Specific Language Impairment (SLI); awareness; internet; youtube


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Published Online: 2014-08-28

Published in Print: 2014-08-01

Citation Information: Psychology of Language and Communication, Volume 18, Issue 2, Pages 143–148, ISSN (Online) 2083-8506, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/plc-2014-0011.

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