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In brain-injured children, early gesturing predicts language delays ScienceDaily, Mar 26, 2010 By ScienceDaily Staff

Abstract: About 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. Children with early brain lesions that affect one side of the brain often take longer to reach early language milestones; these delays normalize for many but persist for some. New research has found that children's gesturing at 18 months can identify those children who will have these later language delays.

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