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Neuropsychology of Language, Reading, and Spelling explores the many neural systems and subsystems that contribute to the production and comprehension of oral and written language. This book is organized into five parts encompassing 12 chapters that emerged from the 1980 International Conference on the Neuropsychology of Language, Reading, and Spelling, sponsored by the Program in Neurosciences and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. This conference highlights the neurological and behavioral interrelatedness of language, reading, and spelling.
After briefly dealing with the cognitive and language development, as well as learning to read and to spell as instances of acquiring skill, this book goes on discussing the activity of the learner in the development skill, the influence of interacting forces in the developing nervous systems, and the role of peripheral mechanisms in the development of speech and language. A chapter examines the central integrative mechanisms, specifically the electrophysiological research with infants on the dependence of language perception on multidimensional, complexes processes, and not solely as a left- or right-hemisphere task. This chapter also provides evidence of discrete localization of language processes within the dominant hemisphere at both cortical and subcortical levels. The final four chapters are devoted to an analysis of developmental disorders from the varied perspectives of neurology, linguistics, neuropsychology, and education.
This book will be of value to neuropsychologists and developmental biologists.
I. Neurodevelopmental Factors
1 Introduction: Toward an Understanding of the Neuropsychology of Language, Reading, and Spelling
Cognition, Problem Solving, and Acquiring Skill
Cognition, Language, and Acquiring Skill
2 Learning for Language and Language for Learning
What Reading Requires
3 Development of the Cerebral Mechanisms for Language
Mechanisms for Language
Active Coordination of Language in the Left Hemisphere of Commissurotomy Patients
Prenatal Growth of the Hemispheres 55
The Newborn Brain and Development in Infancy and Childhood
Development of Cortical Language Zones
Infants Perception of Persons and the Primary Motives for Communication
II Peripheral Mechanisms
4 Getting Ready to Talk: The Infant's Acquisition of Motor Capability for Speech
Producing the Speech Signal
Requirements for Speech
5 Perceptual Prerequisites for Language Development
Further Investigations of Speech Perception
III Central Mechanisms
6 Neural Mechanisms Underlying the Processing of Speech Information in Infants and Adults: Suggestion of Differences in Development and Structure from Electrophysiological Research
Place of Articulation Contrasts
7 Interrelationships in the Brain Organization of Language-Related Behaviors: Evidence from Electrical Stimulation Mapping
Lesion Studies: A Critique
Electrical Stimulation Mapping
Electrical Stimulation Mapping: Results
Interrelationship between Cortical and Thalamic Language Mechanisms
Language Processes in the Nondominant Hemisphere
IV Developmental Disorders
8 Developmental Language Disorders: Nosologic Considerations
Why a Nosology of DLD?
Previous Attempts at Classification
Developmental Language Disorders: Syndromes
Pathological Delay and "Recovery" of Language Function
9 The Developmentally Dyslexic Brain and the Written Language Skills of Children with One Hemisphere
Behavioral Operations in Learning to Read
The Behavioral Manifestations of Developmental Dyslexia
Neural Operations in Developmental Dyslexia
Learning to Read with Half a Brain: Which Operations Does Each Hemisphere Acquire?
10 Reading and Spelling Disabilities: A Developmental Neuropsychological Perspective
Studies of Children with Undifferentiated Learning Disabilities
Studies of Children with Reading Disabilities
Studies of Children with Spelling Disabilities
11 The Organization of Visual, Phonological, and Motor Strategies in Learning to Read and to Spell
Independence of Reading and Spelling in Backward and Normal Readers
Visual Factors in Reading and Spelling
Auditory Factors in Reading and Spelling
Writing and Spelling
Copying and the Backward Reader
12 Language and the Brain: Implications for Education
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- © Academic Press 1982
- 28th December 1982
- Academic Press
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