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Hand preference and relative hand skill were assessed in 83 8 1/2-year-olds who had first been enrolled in a longitudinal study of specific language impairment at 4 years of age. There was no evidence that hand preference or relative skill of the two hands differed from normal in this population, although skill of both hands was poor in children with persisting language difficulties.


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681 - 690


Child, Child, Preschool, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Functional Laterality, Humans, Language Development Disorders, Male, Phonetics, Psychomotor Disorders, Reaction Time, Wechsler Scales