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Sat Mar 1 2003

Confs: Neurogenic Language Disorders in Children

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  1. mvukovic, Symposium on Neurogenic Language Disorders in Children

Message 1: Symposium on Neurogenic Language Disorders in Children

Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 07:11:40 +0000
From: mvukovic <>
Subject: Symposium on Neurogenic Language Disorders in Children

2003 IALP Aphasia Committee Symposium on Neurogenic Language Disorders
in Children

Short Title: Neurogenic Language Disorders
Location: Cividale del Friuli, Italy
Date: 09-MAY-03 - 10-MAY-03

Web Site:

Contact Person: Alessandro Tavano
Meeting Email:
Linguistic Subfield(s): Neurolinguistics

Meeting Description: 

Call for participation and poster submission
International Symposium on Neurogenic Language Disorders in Children
Cividale del Friuli (Italy), 9-10 May 2003

The Aphasia Committee of the International Association of Logopedics
and Phoniatrics (IALP) is pleased to announce the 2003 International
Aphasia Committee Symposium to be held in Cividale del Friuli (100 km
from Venice, Italy) on 9-10 May 2003. The main topics of discussion
will be language and communication disorders in children subsequent to
polytraumatic lesions, Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (acquired epileptic
aphasia), brain malformations, very early brain lesions, and surgical
treatment of brain tumor. Further, contributions will discuss the
neurobiological basis of language rehabilitation and long term effects
of childhood aphasia. World leading scientists on the topic will
present their contributions. For more information, visit the
website of the Symposium:
M. Vukovic, J. Vuksanovic, I. Vukovic
Faculty of Defectology University of Belgrade,Visokog Stevana 2,

Brain injury is the most common cause of acquired aphasia in children:
traumatic aphasia includes 30% of all cases of childhood aphasia. In
this paper we present eight right-handed patients suffering from
traumatic aphasia: 4 boys and 4 girls aged 8-11. CT brain scan
revealed a diffuse lesion in 4 cases, while 4 cases had focal brain
lesion ( 3 patients in the frontoparietal region, one patient had a
lesion in the temporoparietal region, and one in the area of the
parietal region). In the assessment of language functions The Boston
Diagnostic Aphasia Examination (adopted for children) and the Boston
naming test were used. The results have shown nonfluent aphasia in
six cases, while fluent aphasia was found in two children. The
correlation of brain lesion localization and the type of aphasia are
discussed in this paper, as well as the recovery of language functions
in relation to adult aphasia. Key words: acquired aphasia, children,
brain injury
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