Discourse after Early-Onset Hydrocephalus: Core Deficits in Children of Average Intelligence

@article{Barnes1998DiscourseAE,
  title={Discourse after Early-Onset Hydrocephalus: Core Deficits in Children of Average Intelligence},
  author={Marcia A. Barnes and Maureen Dennis},
  journal={Brain and Language},
  year={1998},
  volume={61},
  pages={309-334}
}
A review of our studies of oral and written language in children with early-onset hydrocephalus suggests that hydrocephalus is associated with specific deficits in discourse as opposed to generalized linguistic deficit. It is proposed that the language skills that are impaired in hydrocephalus are those that require context to derive meaning, while those that are intact may function relatively independent of particular discourse contexts. This hypothesis was tested in two discourse studies… 
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