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By Bruce E. Murdoch

The long-held trust that got aphasia in teenagers is essentially of the non-fluent style has been challenged in recent times. This booklet discusses language difficulties bobbing up from cerebro-vascular injuries happening in adolescence, and from different

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They concluded that although the majority of children with this condition showed spontaneous recovery, it by no means occurs in all cases. In 25–50 per cent of the cases they reviewed in the studies remained unremitted 1 year post-onset. A recovery period extending up to 5 years in cases of acquired childhood aphasia was suggested by Carrow-Woolfolk and Lynch (1982). Importantly, even in those cases where recovery is reported to occur, serious cognitive and academic difficulties often remain and a majority of children with acquired childhood aphasia, even after apparent recovery, have difficulty following a normal progression through school (Chadwick, 1985; Hécaen, 1976; Satz and Bullard-Bates, 1981).

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Despite the significantly poorer results obtained by all the left-lesioned subjects in these areas, again their overall performance was better than expected from someone having suffered a brain lesion and from what their educational history might indicate. e. preor retro-Rolandic) appeared to account for differences in linguistic performance, the division between cortical and subcortical involvement in the lesion did account for the differences. , 1989, under review, a). Generally, no significant difference was found between leftlesioned subjects and their controls on multivariate results for any of the five reading or spelling domains assessed despite the lesioned subjects scoring more than ten percentiles below the mean of their controls.

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