Research on Neuropsychological Profile of Children with Specific Speech Disorders

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Abstract

The aim of the research was to prove the assumption that children who have difficulties with understanding passive and prepositional constructions also have a low level of visual-spatial functions development. Children with specific speech disorders and control group children aged 7-8 years were studied using children's neuropsychological technique aimed at assessing various mental functions. The results for 8 tests out of 15 were obviously worse in children with speech disorders than that of control group children, including all 4 tests on visual-spatial functions. It is therefore concluded that children with specific difficulties in understanding logical and grammatical constructions have an insufficient level of simultaneous mechanism development in brain activity.

General Information

Keywords: specific speech disorders, understanding logical and grammatical constructions, visual-spatial functions, neuropsychological diagnostics, speech development, simultaneous mechanism of brain activity

Journal rubric: Empirical Research

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Kiselev S.Y., Permyakova M.Y., Lapshina Y.Y. Research on Neuropsychological Profile of Children with Specific Speech Disorders. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2007. Vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 84–92. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Sergej Y. Kiselev, PhD in Psychology, Associate professor at the Clinical Psychology Department, Faculty of Psychology, Ural State University named after. A.M. Gorky, Ekaterinburg, Russia, e-mail: eskisa@rambler.ru

Margarita Y. Permyakova, Applicant at the Clinical Psychology Department, Faculty of Psychology at the A.M. Gorky Ural State University, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Yuliya Y. Lapshina, Assistant at the Clinical Psychology Department, Faculty of Psychology at the A.M. Gorky Ural State University, Ekaterinburg, Russia

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