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Sholihatul Hamidah Daulay Khairun Niswa Tara Pratiwi Khairunnisa


This study focuses on the discipline of psycholinguistics regarding language disorders
in children, to be precise of Specific Language Impairment (SLI). This article analyzes
two 6-year-old children who show the characteristics of having SLI in language
disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to carry out this study, the
researcher used a qualitative descriptive research method. The method aims to describe
in a systematic, actual, and accurate way. This research is an analytical study of official
documents such as books, articles, journals, and the internet. The accuracy of the data is
obtained from the observations of the researcher herself. This study reports that children
with SLI often stay until school age and can lead to a lack of academic ability and cause
various psychosocial problems. Some of the causes of SLI in children include genetic,
environmental, and social factors, pre and perinatal, gender, prematurity, weight, socio-
economic status, maternal mental status, mother's education, and vocabulary, and 
history of speech-language difficulties.


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Daulay, S. H., Niswa, K., Pratiwi, T., & Khairunnisa. (2022). The Impact of Specific Language Impairment (SLI) in 6-Year-Old Children. Child Education Journal, 4(2), 123–138.
Children, Specific Language Impairment, Language Disorder, COVID-19


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Sholihatul Hamidah Daulay, Universitas Islam Negeri Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

Khairun Niswa, Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

Tara Pratiwi, Universitas Islam Negeri Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

Khairunnisa, Universitas Islam Negeri Sumatera Utara, Indonesia