Developmental dysphasia – functional and structural correlations

Authors: L. Pospíšilová 1,2;  M. Hrdlička 3,4;  V. Komárek 5
Authors‘ workplace: Demosthenes – dětské centrum, komplexní péče, Ústí nad Labem 1;  Psychiatrická klinika 1. LF UK, Praha 2;  Dětská psychiatrická klinika, 2. LF UK a FN Motol, Praha 3;  Psychologický ústav FF MU, Brno 4;  Klinika dětské neurologie, 2. LF UK a FN Motol, Praha 5
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2021; 84/117(3): 237-244
Category: Review Article


The review article presents current knowledge of developmental dysphasia, a lesser-known neurodevelopmental disorder, which prevalence and seriousness can be compared to attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder. It acquaints the consequences of the disorder in academic, social, and emotional development, with changes and misleading errors in the terminology. It refers to a strong genetic background and the other etiological factors that lead to structural changes in the brain. The description of the clinical picture is followed by the enumeration of overlapping co-morbid disorders. Autism spectrum disorder is mentioned both in this connection and in the chapter on differential diagnosis. The contribution brings more complex view of diagnostics and treatment. The part is compiled in accordance with a recent consensus from a significant international forum in English speaking countries.


developmental dysphasia – developmental language disorder – Neurodevelopmental disorders – language connectome – diagnostic criteria


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