Essay about Genetically And Receptive Language Disorder

2068 Words Nov 7th, 2016 9 Pages
In addition to an Expressive/ Receptive Language Disorder, Amanda is also presenting with a Sensory Integration Disorder (SID), now commonly referred to Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Her symptoms include hyperarousal to visual and auditory stimuli. A Diagnosis of SID entails problems associated with the interpretation of any form of sensory input. A Difficulty processing normal sensory stimuli can affect the normal development of children and with certain degrees of severity relate to language and literacy disorders. In school-age children, for example, hypersensitivities may result in difficulties concentrating, as well as have an impact on their socialization skills (Nelson, 2010, p. 174). Amanda may have difficulties avoiding distractions, making it difficult to successfully acquire essential language skills. But it is also necessary to consider the position that Amanda’s language disorder may also stem from a biological difference. “In typical development, both genetics and external activation of neural networks are responsible for strengthening some dendritic connections and pruning others (Nelson, 2010, p. 72).” Healthy networks in the brain support the processing of spoken and written words. And because certain area such as Broca’s and Wernicke’s play dedicated roles in literacy and language development, naturally, any damage or lesions to such would have deteriorating effect on language. It is necessary to be able to identify critical regions of the brain…

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