Dysphasia, Developmental

  • Paula Tallal
Part of the Readings from the Encyclopedia of Neuroscience book series (REN)


It is estimated that for every 1000 three-year-old children, 31 will have some form of language disorder. Of these, 23 are severely impaired, that is, their language age is less than two-thirds their chronological age.


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Further reading

  1. Ojemann G, Mateer C (1979): Human language cortex: Localization of memory, syntax, and sequential motor-phoneme identification systems. Science 205:1401–1403.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Schwartz J, Tallal P (1980): Rate of acoustic change may underlie hemispheric specialization for speech perception. Science 207:1380–1381CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Tallal P, Piercy M (1975): Developmental aphasia: The perception of brief vowels and extended stop consonants. Neuropsychologia 13:69–74.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Tower DB (1979): The Neurological Bases of Language Disorders in Children: Methods and Directions for Research. NINCDS Monograph No. 22, U.S. DHEW, PHS, NIHGoogle Scholar

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