Journal article

Speech and Language Impairments After Childhood Arterial Ischemic Stroke: Does Hemisphere Matter?

Frederique J Liegeois, Cristina Mei, Lauren Pigdon, Katherine J Lee, Belinda Stojanowski, Mark Mackay, Angela T Morgan



BACKGROUND: The association between left hemisphere stroke and acute speech and language impairment is well documented in adults. However, little is known about this association in childhood arterial ischemic stroke. Here we examined potential predictors of acute speech (dysarthria and apraxia) and language impairments after childhood arterial ischemic stroke, including site of lesion. METHODS: Children with radiologically confirmed acute arterial ischemic stroke, admitted to a tertiary pediatric hospital from 2004 to 2012, were identified from an institutional registry. We examined the prevalence of dysarthria, apraxia, and language impairment within two weeks of the stroke. Associations wi..

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Funding Acknowledgements

National Stroke Foundation Australia awarded to A.M. and M.M. F.L.'s research is supported by the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust and University College London. NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship (#1105008) and Career Development Award (#607315) to A.M.