Evolution of an Aphasic Child after the Introduction of NVCDs

  • F. Lowenthal
  • J. Saerens


Acquired aphasia is the loss of language as a result of a brain lesion. The prognosis for recovery from childhood aphasia is variable and is determined by at least four factors: etiology, location of lesion, age at time of lesion, and associated disturbances (Woods, 1982). The goal of therapy for aphasic children is different from that in adults: not only must former language abilities be recovered, but further language acquisition must also be continued.


Hand Gesture Combination Rule Correct Colour Symbolic Gesture Concatenation Rule 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Apostel, L., and Vandamme, F., 1975, Formele logika Deel 1, Klassieke systemen. De Sikkel, Malle, 1975.Google Scholar
  2. Aran, D.M. and Nation, J.E., 1982, Child language disorders, Mosby Company, St. Louis.Google Scholar
  3. Arbib, M., and Caplan, D., 1979, Neurolinguistics must be computational, behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2, 449–483.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Arbib, M., Caplan, D., and Marshall, J., eds., 1982, Neural models of language processes, Academic Press, New York.Google Scholar
  5. Bruner, J.S., 1966, On cognitive growth, in Studies in cognitive growth, Bruner J.S., Greenfield P.M. and Olver R.R., eds., New York, John Wiley, 1–67.Google Scholar
  6. Chomsky, N., 1957, Syntactic structures. The Hague, Mouton.Google Scholar
  7. Chomsky, N., 1968, Language and mind. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich.Google Scholar
  8. Cohors-Fresenborg, E., 1978, Learning problem solving by developing automata networks, Revue de Phonétique Appliquée 46 /47, 93–99.Google Scholar
  9. Denckla, M., 1979, Childhood learning disabilities, in Heilman, K. and Valenstein, E., Clinical neuropsychology ), Oxford University Press, 535–573.Google Scholar
  10. Dienes, Z.P. and Golding, E.W., 1970, Les premiers pas en mathématique: logique et jeux logiques, OCDL, Paris.Google Scholar
  11. Goodglass, H. and Kaplan, E., 1972, The assessment of aphasia and related disorders, Léa and Febiger.Google Scholar
  12. Harmegnies, B. and Lowenthal, F., 1984, Dispositifs de communication non verbale et ordinateurs, Humansky bernctik, 25, 318, 115–124.Google Scholar
  13. Johnson, D.J. and Myklebust, H.R., 1967, Learning Disabilities, Educational Principles and Practices, Gruner and Stratton, New York.Google Scholar
  14. Kleene, S.C., 1952, Introduction to Metamathematics, Amsterdam-London, North-Holland.Google Scholar
  15. Lowenthal, F., 1982, Examples of auxiliary formalisms to help the development of children’s logical thinking, in Language and Language Acquisition, eds., Lowenthal F., Vandamme, F. and Cordier, J., Plenum Press, New York, 113–121.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Lowenthal, F., 1984a, Productions langagièresd’enfants manipulant un dispositif non verbal de communication, Revue de Phonétique Appliquée 69, 11–46;Google Scholar
  17. Lowenthal, F., 1984b, Language and mathematics - interactions between their developments, Laboratoire NVCD, University of Mons, Mons.Google Scholar
  18. Lowenthal, F., and Marcq, J., 1980, Dynamical mazes used to favour communication among 7–8 year olds, in Proceedings of the 4th International Conference for the P.M.E., ed. R. Karplus, Berkclay, 370–376.Google Scholar
  19. Lowenthal, F. and Marcq, J., 1981, Logic, Auxiliary Formalism and Geometry by Telephone Call, in: Proceedings of the 5th conference of the international group for psychology of mathematics education, vol. I, eds., C. Comiti and G. Vergnaud. Laboratoire IMAG, Grenoble, 1981, 265–270, en collaboration avec J. Marcq.Google Scholar
  20. Lowenthal, F., and Marcq, J., 1982, how do children discover strategies (at the age of 7)?, in: Proceedings of the 6th conference, Psychology of Mathematics Education, ed., A. Vermandel, Univers, Faire Instelling Antwerpen, Antwerpen, 1982, 287292, (in collaboration avec J. Marcq).Google Scholar
  21. Lowenthal, F., and Saerens, J., 1982, Utilisation de formalismes logiques pour l’examen d’enfants aphasiques, Acta Neurologica Belgica, 1982, 82, 215–223.Google Scholar
  22. Osgood, C.E., 1980, Lectures on language performance, New York, Springer-Verlag.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. Premack, D., 1976, Intelligence in ape and man, John Wiley, Hillsdale.Google Scholar
  24. Renard, R., 1985, Structuro-globalism and autonomy, Revue de Phonétique Appliquée (â paraître).Google Scholar
  25. Rey, A., 1959, Manuel: Test de copie et de reproduction de mémoire de figures géometriques complexes, eds. du Centre de Psychologie Appliquée, Paris.Google Scholar
  26. Saerens, J., 1985, Semantic components and syntactic sequences introduced by means of multicoloured plastic pegs, Communication and Cognition 18, 1, 24–28.Google Scholar
  27. Siegel, L.S., 1982, The discrepancy between cognitive and linguistic abilities in the young child, in, Language and Language Acquisition, eds., Lowenthal, F., Vandamme, F. and Cordier, S., Plenum Press, New York, 31–38.Google Scholar
  28. Vandeputte, C., 1976, C.S.M.P. Mathematics for Kindergarten, Teacher’s guide, CEMREL, St. Louis.Google Scholar
  29. Van Dongen, H., and Loonen, M., 1976, Neurological factors related to prognosis of acquired aphasia in childhood, in, Recovery in aphasics, Lebrun, Y. and Hoops, R., Swets and Zeitlinger, Lisse, Neurolinguistics, 4, 210–215.Google Scholar
  30. Van Hout, A., and Seron, X., 1983, L’aphasie de l’enfant, ed. Pierre Mardaga, Bruxelles.Google Scholar
  31. Woods, B., 1982, Acquired childhood aphasia, in: The neurology of aphasia, Kirschner, H. and Freemon, F., Swets and Zeithlinger, Lisse, Neurolinguitics, 12, 163–172.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Lowenthal
    • 1
  • J. Saerens
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire NVCDUniversity of MonsBelgium
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyA.Z. MiddelheimBelgium

Personalised recommendations