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December 1990

Acquired Childhood Aphasia: Outcome 1 Year After Onset

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, University Hospital Rotterdam-Dijkzigt (the Netherlands).

Arch Neurol. 1990;47(12):1324-1328. doi:10.1001/archneur.1990.00530120068012

• The effects of the variables age at onset, cause, severity and bilaterality of lesion, and type of aphasia on course and outcome were investigated in a group of 28 aphasic children. Analysis of spontaneous speech and tests of auditory verbal comprehension were used to determine the presence of aphasia. The severity of the cerebral lesion was assessed using a rating scale for computed tomographic scans. Most of the children had not recovered completely 1 year after onset. Recovery was significantly different according to etiological categories. Complete recovery was seen in the majority of traumatic cases.

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