A Needle's-eye View of Language Disturbance

Bloomer, H. Harlan
March 1959
Education;Mar1959, Vol. 79 Issue 7, p395
Academic Journal
The article talks about language disturbance. The origins of language retardation in children come from at least three sources such as physical, environmental and personality maladjustments. Among these general areas of causation a few relatively specific factors can be identified as contributing frequently to the disturbance of language development and language function. These include deafness, brain injury, environmental disturbances, mental retardation, psychoses and the various maladaptive emotional responses. To understand the problems which attend the examination, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of the child or adult who cannot talk one needs to take a close look at the nature of speech and language and the functions which it normally serves in the development and maintenance of personal and social relationships.


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