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Right cerebral hemisphere damage: incidence of language problems

Benton, E. and Bryan, Karen ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0742-1193 (1996) Right cerebral hemisphere damage: incidence of language problems. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 19 (1). pp. 47-54.

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While dysphasia is rare after right cerebral hemisphere damage (RHD), there is now a body of evidence to suggest that language and communication problems can occur. This paper reports the findings of a pilot study that estimated the incidence of non-dysphasic language and communication problems following RHD. Eleven subjects completed language assessments within 2 weeks of onset and again 3 months later. The results show that language impairment can follow a unilateral RHD for 50% of the sample, and that there are marked difficulties for 20%. Furthermore these problems do not resolve spontaneously over a 3 month period. The case for speech and language therapy intervention for this patient group is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
School/Department: Vice Chancellor's Office
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/9433

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