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Developmental Foreign Accent Syndrome: report of a new case

Keulen, S., Marien, P., Wackenier, P., Jonkers, R., Bastiaanse, R. and Verhoeven, J. (2016). Developmental Foreign Accent Syndrome: report of a new case. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, p. 65. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00065

Abstract

This paper presents the case of a 17-year-old right-handed Belgian boy with developmental FAS and comorbid developmental apraxia of speech (DAS). Extensive neuropsychological and neurolinguistic investigations demonstrated a normal IQ but impaired planning (visuo-constructional dyspraxia). A Tc-99m-ECD SPECT revealed a significant hypoperfusion in the prefrontal and medial frontal regions, as well as in the lateral temporal regions. Hypoperfusion in the right cerebellum almost reached significance. It is hypothesized that these clinical findings support the view that FAS and DAS are related phenomena following impairment of the cerebro-cerebellar network.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: Developmental Foreign Accent Syndrome, Developmental apraxia of speech, Speech disorder, Constructional dyspraxia, SPECT, Fas
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Language & Communication Science
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/13473
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