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Speech Pathology.

Speech Pathology. This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract This interesting book on speech pathology deserves attention because its presentation is different from that usually found in the treatment of this subject. The author discusses the whole realm of speech pathology. He begins with the neuromuscular basis of speech. In this he reviews the usually accepted theories and states that in the present work he emphasizes "the theory that in every activity every part of the central nervous system functions under a dominant gradient. Subcortical as well as cortical mechanisms participate in every act of the organism." He then elaborates Orton's theory of cerebral dominance. In the next chapter on the classification of speech disorders, he states that this problem may be approached in different ways: the neurologic, the pathologic, the clinical and the psychologic. He wisely emphasizes, however, that any attempt at grouping speech disorders under sharply distinct heads must be only tentative and imperfect. Nevertheless, for the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry American Medical Association

Speech Pathology.

Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry , Volume 27 (4) – Apr 1, 1932

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1932 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0096-6754
DOI
10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02230160224019
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract This interesting book on speech pathology deserves attention because its presentation is different from that usually found in the treatment of this subject. The author discusses the whole realm of speech pathology. He begins with the neuromuscular basis of speech. In this he reviews the usually accepted theories and states that in the present work he emphasizes "the theory that in every activity every part of the central nervous system functions under a dominant gradient. Subcortical as well as cortical mechanisms participate in every act of the organism." He then elaborates Orton's theory of cerebral dominance. In the next chapter on the classification of speech disorders, he states that this problem may be approached in different ways: the neurologic, the pathologic, the clinical and the psychologic. He wisely emphasizes, however, that any attempt at grouping speech disorders under sharply distinct heads must be only tentative and imperfect. Nevertheless, for the

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Archives of Neurology & PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1932

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