publication . Article . 2010

Language deficits as a possible symptom of right hemisphere dysfunctions in Asperger’s syndrome

Anita Bryńska;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2010 Journal: Psychiatria i Psychologia Kliniczna (issn: 1644-6313, eissn: 2451-0645, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Medical Communications Sp. z o.o.
Abstract
Qualitative communication disorders belong to the key symptoms of pervasive developmental disorders (PDD). The severity of the symptoms of communication disorders varies depending on the type of PDD, from the lack of functional speech to overdeveloped verbal competencies measured by standardized scales. In Asperger’s syndrome (AS), observed language abnormalities include: pragmatics (application of language in social context), semantics (identifying different meanings of the same word) and prosody (rhythm, intonation and modulation of speech). In the case of AS, the difference between formal language skills, i.e. within morphological, phonological and syntactic ...
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free text keywords: autistic disorders spectrum, pervasive developmental disorders, Asperger’s syndrome, semantic-pragmatic deficits, right hemisphere, Medicine, R
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