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

By Bruce E. Murdoch

The long-held trust that got aphasia in childrens is basically of the non-fluent style has been challenged lately. This e-book discusses language difficulties coming up from cerebro-vascular injuries happening in formative years, and from different

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G. g. ‘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.

Rapid recovery of written language skills was described as unusual by Van Hout and Lyon (1986) when they reported on a 10-year-old boy presenting with a Wernicke’s aphasia after herpes simplex encephalitis. Two days later he was able to read words in isolation with rare literal substitutions, however, matching words to objects was not possible. The subject’s ability to read text was adequate for four to six lines only, after which perseveration started to interfere. His speed of reading was high.

Dennis (1980) stated that in story retelling younger children emphasize settings, motivation for and outcomes of actions. All of these components of the story, however, were omitted by Dennis’s subject, indicating that she did not follow the normal developmental pattern for the acquisition of narrative abilities. Phonology Again the traditional description of acquired aphasia in children makes reference to the presence of concomitant speech disorders often in the form of a dysarthria or sometimes a dyspraxia (see Ch.

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