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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 1, Issue 6, Part E (2015)

Specific learning disorder in DSM 5 and speech language pathologist

Author(s)
Gayathri Purushothaman, Nachiketa Rout
Abstract
Since 2000, it has been well established that literacy skills are the outgrowth of linguistic capabilities and Specific Learning Disorder (SLD) is a language based disorder. A definite role for the speech language pathologist in management of this group has been well elaborated by speech therapist s (ASHA, 2001; 2004). However the same does not get reflected in the recent literatures like the DSM 5, neither is appreciated by many professionals. DSM 5 is a major tool based upon which SLD is managed. This paper critiques the prescribed DSM V criteria's to define SLD from a speech language pathologist perspective. The diagnostic features of SLD includes linguistically dependent skills like understanding language tasks, meta phonological skills like spelling & reading and higher cognitive functions like mathematical skills. On an average 85% of the reported symptoms are language based symptoms out of which 50% are language specific in nature, emphasizing the indispensable role of an SLP with SLDs.
Pages: 207-211  |  674 Views  13 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Gayathri Purushothaman, Nachiketa Rout. Specific learning disorder in DSM 5 and speech language pathologist. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(6): 207-211.
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