Acquired Aphasia in Children

Acquisition and Breakdown of Language in the Developing Brain

  • Isabel Pavão Martins
  • Alexandre Castro-Caldas
  • Hugo R. van Dongen
  • Anne van Hout

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASID, volume 60)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Isabel Pavão Martins, Alexandre Castro-Caldas, Hugo R. van Dongen, Anne van Hout
      Pages 3-12
  3. Normal Language Development

  4. Methodological Problems in Studies of Acquired Aphasia in Children

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. José M. Ferro
      Pages 35-44
  5. Hemispheric Specialization

  6. Clinical Features of Acquired Aphasia in Children

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. H. R. Van Dongen, P. Paquier
      Pages 125-141
    3. Isabel P. Martins, J. M. Ferro
      Pages 143-159
  7. Prognosis for Recovery of Acquired Aphasia in Children

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Isabel Pavão Martins, José M. Ferro
      Pages 171-184
    3. M. Christa, B. Loonen, Hugo R. van Dongen
      Pages 185-200
  8. Late Sequelae of Early Brain Lesions

  9. Landau and Kleffner Syndrome

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. William M. Landau
      Pages 247-251
    3. H. R. Van Dongen, E. De Wijngaert, M. J. Wennekes
      Pages 253-261
    4. M. Dugas, C. L. Gerard, S. Franc, D. Sagar
      Pages 263-277
    5. C. L. Gerard, M. Dugas, D. Sagar
      Pages 279-290
    6. E. De Wijngaert
      Pages 291-297
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 299-312

About this book


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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Editors and affiliations

  • Isabel Pavão Martins
    • 1
  • Alexandre Castro-Caldas
    • 2
  • Hugo R. van Dongen
    • 3
  • Anne van Hout
    • 4
  1. 1.Centro de Estudos Egas MonizHospital de Santa MariaLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.Laboratório de Estudos de Linguagem, Centro de Estudos Egas MonizHospital de Santa MariaLisboaPortugal
  3. 3.Dept. of NeurologieAcademic Hospital RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Service de Neurologie PediatriqueUniversite Catholique de Louvain, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-LucBruxellesBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5588-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3582-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-123X
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