Acquired Aphasia in Children: Acquisition and Breakdown of by Isabel Pavão Martins, A. Castro-Caldas, Hugo R. van Dongen,

By Isabel Pavão Martins, A. Castro-Caldas, Hugo R. van Dongen, Anne van Hout

One of the main interesting difficulties in Behavioural Neurology is the query of the cerebral association for language in the course of youth. got aphasia in teenagers, albeit infrequent, is a different situation within which to review the kinfolk among language and the mind in the course of cerebral maturation. Its learn additional contributes to our realizing of the restoration tactics and mind plasticity in the course of formative years. yet whereas there's a large amount of knowledge and experimental paintings on brain-behaviour relationships in grownup matters, the literature concerning the results of focal mind lesions in teenagers is either exiguous and scattered all through medical journals and books. We felt it used to be time to arrange a gathering the place scientists during this box may perhaps evaluate their reports and talk about principles coming from various components of analysis. A workshop on obtained Aphasia in youngsters used to be held in Sintra, Portugal, on September 13-15, 1990, and attended by means of forty four individuals from thirteen differents international locations. the ambience was once secure and casual and the gang used to be saved small to accomplish this impression. It used to be a really full of life and delightful assembly. a few consensus used to be certainly arrived at pertaining to methodological difficulties, definition of phrases, and directions for destiny learn. the most contributions are amassed during this booklet which, we are hoping, will serve the medical neighborhood as a reference paintings on formative years Aphasia. I,P.M., AC.C.

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First, when these children are not using a passive, what are they doing instead? The results indicate that in place of the passive, children typically produce an alternative, yet appropriate, means to describe the scenes from the point of view of the patient. , they structure the response around the patient), and therefore, must be viewed as appropriate responses. Further, these alternatives can be considered to be quite sophisticated syntactically, sometimes involving two-clause or relative-clause constructions.

Both recurrent generalized seizures themselves, and the medication used to treat them, may have diffuse effects on the developing nervous system that can confound the interpretation of cases with otherwise focal lesions, both because the lesion becomes ill-defined spatially, and because even if the seizures are focal, they may result in a progressive lesion. In our study all of the children with FSIQ scores below 70 (n = 11) also had a history of severe or prolonged seizures (Woods, 1980). Nevertheless, it would seem that one need not take an all-or-none position, and that a history of a few seizures after a lesion, and even ongoing anticonvulsant treatment that is effective at non-toxic levels, need not disqualify a child from inclusion in a series.

In J. Colombo & J. ) Individual differences in infancy: Reliability, stability and prediction. : Erlbaum. , & Morrison, D. (in press). 'Language and gesture in late talkers: A one year follow-up. ' Journal of Speech and Hearing Research. III - METHODOLOGICAL PROBLEMS IN STUDIES OF ACQUIRED APHASIA IN CHILDREN PATIENT SELECTION IN STUDIES OF APHASIA ACQUIRED IN CHILDHOOD Bryan T. D. A. ABSTRACT. The history of the study of acquired aphasia of childhood is filled with examples of erroneous conclusions that could be traced to an imperfect understanding of the underlying pathological process that caused the aphasia.

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