Language of hydrocephalic children and adolescents.

  title={Language of hydrocephalic children and adolescents.},
  author={Maureen Dennis and E. Bruce Hendrick and Harold J. Hoffman and Robin P. Humphreys},
  journal={Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology},
  volume={9 5},
How adequate a substrate for the development of language is the young hydrocephalic brain? To answer this question, the development of five language domains (word finding, fluency and automaticity, immediate sentence memory, understanding of grammar, and metalinguistic awareness) was studied in children and adolescents, 75 with hydrocephalus in the first year of life, and 50 normal controls. The results revealed a limited resilience of language to the effects of early hydrocephalus. Resilience… CONTINUE READING

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