Evolution of an Aphasic Child after the Introduction of NVCDs

  • F. Lowenthal
  • J. Saerens


Acquired aphasia is the loss of language as a result of a brain lesion. The prognosis for recovery from childhood aphasia is variable and is determined by at least four factors: etiology, location of lesion, age at time of lesion, and associated disturbances (Woods, 1982). The goal of therapy for aphasic children is different from that in adults: not only must former language abilities be recovered, but further language acquisition must also be continued.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Lowenthal
    • 1
  • J. Saerens
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire NVCDUniversity of MonsBelgium
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyA.Z. MiddelheimBelgium

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