Acquired Aphasia in Children: Acquisition and Breakdown of Language in the Developing Brain

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Isabel Pav„o Martins, A. Castro-Caldas, Hugo R. van Dongen, Anne van Hout
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 31, 1991 - Medical - 312 pages
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One of the most fascinating problems in Behavioural Neurology is the question of the cerebral organization for language during childhood. Acquired aphasia in children, albeit rare, is a unique circumstance in which to study the relations between language and the brain during cerebral maturation. Its study further contributes to our understanding of the recovery processes and brain plasticity during childhood. But while there is a great amount of information and experimental work on brain-behaviour relationships in adult subjects, the literature about the effects of focal brain lesions in children is both exiguous and scattered throughout scientific journals and books. We felt it was time to organize a meeting where scientists in this field could compare their experiences and discuss ideas coming from different areas of research. A workshop on Acquired Aphasia in Children was held in Sintra, Portugal, on September 13-15, 1990, and attended by 44 participants from 13 differents countries. The atmosphere was relaxed and informal and the group was kept small to achieve this effect. It was a very lively and pleasant meeting. Some consensus was indeed arrived at concerning methodological problems, definition of terms, and guidelines for future research. The main contributions are collected in this book which, we hope, will serve the scientific community as a reference work on Childhood Aphasia. I,P.M., AC.C.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
SOME BASIC STRATEGIES AND APPROACHES
15
PATIENT SELECTION IN STUDIES OF APHASIA ACQUIRED IN CHILDHOOD
27
ANALYSIS OF LESION LOCALIZATION AND SIZE
35
CLINICAL TECHNIQUES TO ASSESS LANGUAGE IN YOUNG CHILDREN
45
TEST BATTERY FOR LANGUAGE AND SPEECH ASSESSMENT
55
INSIGHTS FROM ACQUIRED APHASIA OF CHILDHOOD
73
CROSSED APHASIA AS A MODEL OF ATYPICAL SPECIALIZATION
83
RECOVERY FROM APHASIA AND LESION SIZE IN ME THE LERNPORAL LOBE
171
OUTCOME ONE YEAR AFTER ONSET
185
SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT AFTER EARLY BRAIN LESIONS
203
LATE SEQUELAE OF RIGHT VERSUS LEFT HEMISPHERIC LESIONS
213
SELECTIVE DEFICITS IN LANGUAGE COMPREHENSION FOLLOWING EARLY LEFT AND RIGHT HEMISPHERE DAMAGE
225
THE ROLE OF CENTRAL ACTIVATION AROUSAL IN THE RECOVERY OF COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS AFTER CEREBRAL INJURY IN CHIL...
239
THE CONCEPTION AND EMBARRASSING BIRTH OF AN EPONYM
247
DIAGNOSTIC CONSIDERATIONS
253

A METHODOLOGICAL AND THEORETICAL CRITIQUE
95
CHARACTERISTICS OF LANGUAGE IN ACQUIRED APHASIA IN CHILDREN
117
FLUENT APHASIA IN CHILDREN
125
TYPE OF APHASW AND LESIONS LOCALIZATION
143
PROGNOSIS FACTORS
163
NATURAL HISTORY COURSE AND PROGNOSIS OF THE LANDAU AND KLEFFNER SYNDROME
263
SPEECH THERAPY IN LANDAU AND KLEFFNER SYNDROME
279
REHABILITATION
291
INDEX
299
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