Acta Paediatrica

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Edited By: Hugo Lagercrantz

Impact Factor: 1.842

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 43/117 (Pediatrics)

Online ISSN: 1651-2227

Virtual issue: Selected articles on speech and language development published in Acta Paediatrica during 2011-2013.


Seven reports focusing on speech and language are highlighted. The articles were subject to the journal’s normal peer review process, and are collected together here as a Virtual Issue. The articles cover various aspects of the development of speech and language, e.g. language delays among premature infants and children with hearing loss, specific impairment of expressive language in preschool boys, foetal language learning, the relationship between mental imagery and specific language impairment, Klinefelter syndrome and specific language impairment, bilingual upbringing and children’s language problems. These are the themes examined in this virtual issue.

Hugo Lagercrantz, Editor-in-Chief Acta Paediatrica

Assessing language and language environment of high-risk infants and children: a new approach
Melinda Caskey, Betty Vohr (2013)

Motor performance and haptic perception in preschool boys with specific impairment of expressive language
Iti Müürsepp, Herje Aibast, Mati Pääsuke (2011)

A new dimension on foetal language learning
Minna Huotilainen (2013)

Rotation and generation of mental imagery in children with specific language impairment
Maria Guarnera, Elena Commodari, Cristina Peluso (2013)

Klinefelter syndrome as a window on the aetiology of language and communication impairments in children: the neuroligin–neurexin hypothesis Dorothy VM Bishop, Gaia Scerif (2011)

Does simultaneous bilingualism aggravate children’s specific language problems?
Marit Korkman, Maria Stenroos, Annika Mickos, Martin Westman, Pia Ekholm, Roger Byring (2012)

Language experienced in utero affects vowel perception after birth: a two-country study

Christine Moon, Hugo Lagercrantz, Patricia K Kuhl (2013)

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