Speech-Language Outcomes of Hemispherectomy in Children and Young Adults

R. E. Stark, K. Bleile, Jason Brandt, J. Freeman, Eileen P.G. Vining

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Children and young adults who had undergone right or left hemispherectomy for intractable seizures after a period of normal language acquisition were compared with respect to scores on speech and language tests. The majority of the subjects had full scale IQs in the borderline to mentally retarded range. Language scores were computed in relation to estimated mental age, not chronological age. On this basis, the left hemispherectomized children were more likely to show syntactic comprehension and rapid-rate auditory processing deficits than the right hemispherectomized. The two groups were similar to one another and to normal children in speech production. The findings are discussed in relation to developmental language disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)406-421
Number of pages16
JournalBrain and Language
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1995

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  • Speech and Hearing
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Speech-Language Outcomes of Hemispherectomy in Children and Young Adults. / Stark, R. E.; Bleile, K.; Brandt, Jason; Freeman, J.; Vining, Eileen P.G.

In: Brain and Language, Vol. 51, No. 3, 12.1995, p. 406-421.

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