Tests for professionals

People who have a language impairment continue to make errors when using language past the age when typically developing children make very few or no errors. For example past the age of 6 a child should not make an over regularisation error such as "goed" (the correct word is "went"). The errors that children and adults with language impairments make may be very subtle, especially if the child or adult has developed strategies to conceal their weaknesses with language.

The tests described below have been developed by Heather van der Lely and colleagues to tap into how well a person can use specific components of language. This can reveal if someone has an underlying weakness in the underlying, fundamental components (such as with syntax and morphology) of the language system.

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