Functional maturity of brain structures in children aged 7-8 with differing levels of speech development.

@article{Sokolova2011FunctionalMO,
  title={Functional maturity of brain structures in children aged 7-8 with differing levels of speech development.},
  author={Lyudmila V Sokolova and Tatyana V Yemelianova},
  journal={The Spanish journal of psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={509-18}
}
First graders (aged 7-8) in a public elementary school served as subjects for this study. The structural components of their speech were analyzed to determine speech maturity level; total EEG activity was analyzed to assess the functional maturity of brain structures. Results showed that children with levels of speech below the age norm exhibited abnormal EEG patterns suggesting immaturity of the cerebral cortex and fronto-thalamic regulatory system, as well as impairments in the functioning of… CONTINUE READING