By Bruce E. Murdoch
The long-held trust that received aphasia in teenagers is basically of the non-fluent variety has been challenged lately. This booklet discusses language difficulties coming up from cerebro-vascular injuries taking place in early life, and from different
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1968) and Gloning and Hift (1970), have also stressed that severe bilateral lesions are indicative of a poor prognosis for recovery in acquired childhood 34 Acquired Childhood Aphasia: Neuropathology, Characteristics and Prognosis aphasia. , 1982; Satz and Bullard-Bates, 1981). The localization of the cerebral lesion has also been implicated as a factor that influences recovery from acquired childhood aphasia. , 1985). Although Alajouanine and Lhermitte (1965) suggested a relationship between lesion localization and recovery, they did not cite any specific examples to illustrate how the site of the cerebral damage influences the prognosis for recovery.
Cooper and Flowers (1987), however, observed a wide variety of language skills within the brain-injured group. Of the 15 subjects, only one achieved a score greater than two standard deviations below the test mean. e. ‘because’, ‘if’, ‘herself’). Cooper and Flowers (1987) also provided examples of syntactically correct complex sentences produced by these same subjects. g. ‘If I tell you, do you promise to keep it a secret? I’ll tell my parents about what has gone on at school. I will tell her I’m hungry’).
The obviously poorer performance on the left-lesioned subjects when compared with their controls and when compared with the right-lesioned group and their controls 20 Acquired Childhood Aphasia: Neuropathology, Characteristics and Prognosis is indicative of a susceptibility for expressive syntactic impairments in children with unilateral left hemisphere lesions. The first of these is the presence and often persistence of naming disorders while the second is the absence or rarity of paraphasias, jargon and logorrhea.