Acquired Neurological Speech Language Disorders In Childhood by Bruce E. Murdoch

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The long-held trust that received aphasia in teenagers is essentially of the non-fluent kind has been challenged lately. This e-book discusses language difficulties coming up from cerebro-vascular injuries taking place in formative years, and from different

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Because today is rainy and wet’) perhaps suggesting a semantic rather than syntactic impairment. A series of studies by Aram and co-workers are the only ones reported which have systematically looked at productive syntactic skills in children with unilateral brain lesions. It should be noted, however, that most of Aram’s subjects acquired brain lesions early in life, before they began talking. Their reasons for this claim was the observation of significant differences between the syntactical abilities of appropriately matched controls and children with left hemisphere lesions and between children with either left or right hemisphere lesions.

The duration of the coma for this group also appeared longer and their comprehension skills were more severely affected. Van Hout et al. (1985) also noted perseveration and stereotypes in their subjects with acquired aphasia. g. lack of spontaneity and the presence of naming difficulties which became more apparent as the positive signs of paraphasias decreased). Van Dongen and Visch-Brink (1988) also charted the resolution of the paraphasic errors in their head-injured and non-headinjured groups of aphasic children.

1985) between 4 and 10 years of age showed verbal or phonemic paraphasias. In addition, perseverations and stereotypes were also frequently produced. 23 Acquired Neurological Speech/Language Disorders in Childhood The types of paraphasic errors seen in children with acquired aphasia have been documented by several authors. For instance Cooper and Flowers (1987) noted the types of errors made on the Boston Naming Test by their subjects. Eight of 15 of their subjects scored more than two standard deviations below the mean on the test.

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