Major events that occur in the maturation of the human central nervous system (CNS) are reviewed relative to milestones for communication, speech, language, and cognition. Early insults to the CNS and their neuropsychological consequences are discussed in relation to the timing of neuroanatomical maturation. Particular attention is given to patterns of myelination and dendritic branching as they relate to evolving stages of language and cognition.
- Central nervous system maturation
- Neural abnormalities
- Pediatric neurolinguistics
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health