Table of Contents

""Part 1. Deficits in children with specific language impairment (developmental dysphasia)""; ""Metalinguistic difficulties in children with specific language impairment: Implications for diagnosis and intervention""; ""Syntax and morphological difficulties in German-speaking children with specific language impairment: Implications for diagnosis and intervention""; ""Commentary on Menyuk and Grimm: How well do we understand specific language impairment?""; ""Perceptual and cognitive deficits in children with specific language impairment: Implications for diagnosis and intervention"" ""Commentary on Catts: How to characterize continuity between preschool language disorders and reading disorders at school age Dorothy M. Aram""""Part 2. Disorders of written language (developmental dyslexia)""; ""Implications of the Pittsburgh Study for issues of risk Charles A. Perfetti, Mara C. Georgi and Isabel Beck""; ""Commentary on Perfetti, Georgi and Beck: Children without phonemic awareness before learning to read. Are they at risk? Heinz Wimmer"" ""Commentary on Ellis Weismer: How specific is specific language impairment? Some comments by a relative outsider""""Social consequences of specific language impairment""; ""Commentary on Rice: What do we know about the sequelae of socioemotional and cognitive consequences of specific language impairment?""; ""Specific language impairment as a problem of accessing language knowledge""; ""Commentary on Connell, Franks and Stone: A context and some implications""; ""The relationship between speech-language impairments and reading disabilities Hugh W. Catts"" ""Emerging literacy from kindergarten to second grade: Evidence from the Munich Longitudinal Study on the Genesis of Individual Competencies Jan Carol NÃ?slund and Wolfgang Schneider""""Interventions in developmental reading and spelling disorders Gerheid Scheerer-Neumann""; ""Commentary on Scheerer-Neumann: Organizing the literature on interventions for reading and writing disabilities Keith E. Stanovich"" ""Prediction of difficulties in reading and spelling on the basis of the Bielefeld Screening Harald Marx, Heiner Jansen, Gerd Mannhaupt and Helmut Skowronek""""Commentary on Marx, Jansen, Mannhaupt and Skowronek: The Bielefeld Screening Battery to predict reading and spelling difficulties Linnea C. Ehri""; ""Two small longitudinal studies: I. Developmental dyslexia II. Early reading development Nick Ellis""; ""Commentary on Ellis: Two conceptually-rich longitudinal studies Keith E. Stanovich""