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Emese Pajor Eötvös Loránd TudományegyetemBárczi Gusztáv Gyógypedagógiai Kar

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Anna Mária Beke Semmelweis EgyetemI. Sz. Szülészeti és Nőgyógyászati Klinika

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Valéria Csépe MTA TTK Agyi Képalkotó KözpontNeurokognitív Fejlődés Kutatócsoport

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Aim

The goal of our review is to present an unresearched field, namely speech and language development in blind children.

Method

There are only a few related publications, mostly case studies. The reason is the small number of the population and different development in blind children. In this paper publications which were written in this topic are reviewed.

Conclusion

Differences in speech and language development of blind children are meaningful in formation of categories and representations or rather in communication which decreases by school age. In comparison to sighted children, the blind group performs better verbal working memory capacity and phonemic fluency, which may be caused by better coding of auditory information and phoneme-based word recognition strategies. A better verbal working memory and auditory perceptive benefit are typical in adulthood, too. The neural background is ensured because there are no inactive cortical regions after visual deprivation. The role of the environment in blind children's speech and language development therefore is crucial.

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