[Delayed development of hemispheric dominance accompanied by a rare form of retarded language development]

Laryngol Rhinol Otol (Stuttg). 1986 Apr;65(4):238-41.
[Article in German]


A severe and unusual form of retarded speech development in an eight-year old boy is analyzed as "right-hemispheric speech" against the background of neuropsychological theories on the specialisation of the cerebral hemispheres and considered in connection with the development of hemispheric dominance. A plan for therapy and teacher counselling is derived from this analysis. The influence of this retarded speech development on the acquisition of reading and writing is also touched upon.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Attention
  • Child
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Dominance, Cerebral*
  • Humans
  • Language Development Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Language Development Disorders / therapy
  • Male
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Speech Perception
  • Speech Production Measurement
  • Verbal Learning
  • Vocabulary