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

By Bruce E. Murdoch

The long-held trust that got aphasia in kids is basically of the non-fluent kind has been challenged in recent times. This ebook discusses language difficulties coming up from cerebro-vascular injuries happening in youth, and from different

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In fact the right-lesioned group responded faster than their controls on all access conditions of the Word Finding Test. Aram et al. (1987) suggested that a speed-accuracy trade-off occurred with the rightlesioned group. In addition, the right hemisphere-lesioned subjects had more errors 22 Acquired Childhood Aphasia: Neuropathology, Characteristics and Prognosis that could be attributed to visual processing difficulties. These results lead Aram et al. (1987) to postulate that left hemisphere-lesioned subjects have lexical retrieval problems while the errors seen in the right-lesioned group could be attributed to impulsivity or visual processing difficulties.

In fact the right-lesioned group responded faster than their controls on all access conditions of the Word Finding Test. Aram et al. (1987) suggested that a speed-accuracy trade-off occurred with the rightlesioned group. In addition, the right hemisphere-lesioned subjects had more errors 22 Acquired Childhood Aphasia: Neuropathology, Characteristics and Prognosis that could be attributed to visual processing difficulties. These results lead Aram et al. (1987) to postulate that left hemisphere-lesioned subjects have lexical retrieval problems while the errors seen in the right-lesioned group could be attributed to impulsivity or visual processing difficulties.

Her comprehension and expressive language skills were developing in parallel. At the time of testing she was still non-fluent but was able to produce and comprehend short sentences. It was noted that this subject often avoided speech situations. Through the use of puppets, Dennis was able to encourage this subject to tell three fairy tales which were subsequently analyzed using Mandler and Johnson’s (1977) story grammar procedure. From this analysis it was noted that the subject used semantically impoverished and simplified propositions and also failed to include the various episodes of the story, just giving an overall view of the plot.

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