Children with brain injuries have problems with story-telling, research suggests University of Chicago News, Jul 26, 2010 By University of Chicago News Staff

Abstract: "Children with brain injuries have difficulty developing story-telling skills even though other language abilities, such as vocabulary, tend to catch up with other children as they mature, research at the University of Chicago shows. ""Our findings suggest that there may be limitations to the remarkable flexibility for language functions displayed by children with brain injuries,"" said Ozlem Ece Demir, a researcher at the University of Chicago and lead author of a paper reporting the research. It is estimated that 1 in 4,000 infants has a brain injury known as pre- or perinatal brain lesions, mainly as a result of stroke, with risk factors involving both mothers and babies."

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