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Jornal de Pediatria

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Abstract

SCHIRMER, Carolina R.; FONTOURA, Denise R.  and  NUNES, Magda L.. Language and learning disorders. J. Pediatr. (Rio J.) [online]. 2004, vol.80, n.2, suppl., pp. 95-103. ISSN 0021-7557.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0021-75572004000300012.

OBJECTIVE: To aid health professionals, especially pediatricians, in the diagnosis and prevention of language and learning disorders. SOURCES OF DATA: Review of the relevant literature published in the past 5 years (MEDLINE and textbooks). SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS: Multiple variables, among them neurological diseases, may be related to the etiology of language and learning disorders. CONCLUSION: An adequate diagnostic investigation may guide the choice of treatment.

Keywords : Language disorders; learning disorders; dyslexia; autism; epilepsy.

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