5). However, Puranik, Lombardino and Altmann (2007) note that there are often situations in the development of children that make it impossible for them to develop their literacy skills at a ‘normal’ rate. In some cases, children fail to develop these skills due to the lack of an advanced form of education being provided. Generally, due to the innate capabilities of humans, the normal experience for a child should be the ability to acquire literacy skills through education. The difficulty that has been associated with some children in acquiring these literacy-learning skills is the area that this research seeks to address, specifically, the role of atypical language development in children’s’ literacy learning. As there are a number of theoretical arguments as to the actual impact of atypical language development on children, this research carried out through a literature review perspective.
Studies of children with an identified form of atypical language development are examined against the variables that suggest that their development problems can inhibit their literacy learning. In addition, studies of children with specific language impairment (SLI) are presented and examined, to justify the position that atypical language development can affect literacy learning. Concerning atypical language development, Bishop (2006) explains it as “diagnosed when a childs language development is deficient for no obvious reason” (p. 217).
Through this research, I gather evidence from existing works of research on how children with SLI perform when they are tested in literacy and language areas. There are specific areas of literacy and languages learning that are covered. The study is confined to specific aspects of literacy and language learning as the subject covers a broad area. Therefore, the extent of coverage is on the areas of reading, writing, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. As different