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Judy S. Reilly, Sophie Wasserman and Mark Appelbaum Later language development in narratives in children with perinatal stroke Developmental Science 16

Version of Record online: 8 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7687.2012.01192.x

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Studies of young children with unilateral perinatal stroke (PS) have confirmed the plasticity of the developing brain for acquiring language. While recent studies of typically developing children have demonstrated the significant development of language well into adolescence, we know little regarding the course of language development in the PS group as they mature. Will children with PS continue to show the same remarkable plasticity that they exhibited at younger ages? In the present paper we investigate later language and discourse in children with perinatal stroke (ages 7–16) using spoken personal narrative as the discourse context.

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