The Role of Memory Systems in Neurodevelopmental Disorders of Language

  • Ioannis VogindroukasEmail author
  • Sophia Koukouvinou
  • Ilias Sasmatzoglou
  • Georgios P. D. Argyropoulos
Part of the Contemporary Clinical Neuroscience book series (CCNE)


Developmental language disorder (DLD) and developmental dyslexia (DD), two of the most prevalent neurodevelopmental disorders of language, have been associated with a core procedural learning impairment. In this chapter, we briefly review highlights from studies supporting the procedural deficit hypothesis (PDH) in accounting for the brain and behavioral correlates of DLD and DD. We finally discuss a number of translational predictions generated by this framework, in particular with respect to designing intervention programs.


Neurodevelopmental disorders Developmental language disorder Dyslexia Procedural memory Declarative memory 



Developmental dyslexia


Developmental language disorder


Procedural deficit hypothesis


Specific language impairment


Typical development/typically developing


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioannis Vogindroukas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sophia Koukouvinou
    • 2
  • Ilias Sasmatzoglou
    • 1
  • Georgios P. D. Argyropoulos
    • 3
  1. 1.IEEL, Institute for Research and Education in Speech TherapyIoanninaGreece
  2. 2.College for Humanistic Sciences–ICPSAthensGreece
  3. 3.Nuffield Department of Clinical NeurosciencesJohn Radcliffe Hospital University of OxfordOxfordUK

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