Follow-up study of a right- and a left-hemispherectomized child: Implications for localization and impairment of language in children

Rachel E. Stark, Karla K. McGregor

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Abstract

Two hemispherectomized girls, one operated on the right, the other on the left, were followed from time of surgery until 9 and 10 years of age and compared with respect to course of language acquisition following surgery. At conclusion of follow-up, receptive and expressive language, phoneme perception and production, and sentence processing of the two hemispherectomized children were compared with those of two control groups of similar age, one developing language normally, the other language-impaired. The left-hemispherectomized child's abilities were similar to those of the language-impaired children; the right-hemispherectomized child's abilities resembled those of the language-normal children. Implications for localization of developmental anomalies in language-impaired children are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)222-242
Number of pages21
JournalBrain and Language
Volume60
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Speech and Hearing

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