Neural Plasticity: Language Development in Child with Early Focal Brain Injury
Jin Hua;Mo Lei;Leng Ying;Wang Ruimin, South China Normal University, Guangzhou Guangdong 510631 Chen Zhuoming;Liu Linghui, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzhou Guangdong 510640
The study was performed to discuss the problems about language deficits in children with early focal brain injury and related neural plasticity by testing their linguistic ability at levels of word, sentence and discourse. The results could be concluded that children with early focal brain inju- ry demonstrated the production and comprehension impairments at discourse level, and the impairment of goal directed sentences processing skills. It is assumed that at least in this case, the language recov- ery may be due to the reorganization of neural tissue within damaged hemisphere rather than a switch from left hemisphere to the homologous zones of the right hemisphere.