Maturation of the central nervous system as related to communication and cognitive development

Terry Hallett, Adele Proctor

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalInfants and Young Children
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

Keywords

  • 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

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