Characteristics of Speech and Language Development in the Child with Myelomeningocele and Hydrocephalus Children with myelomeningocele and shunted hydrocephalus typically acquire language normally but also develop a characteristic language usage that has been labeled cocktail party speech. This pattern is described and some explanations of its decreasing occurrence are proposed. The speech clinician’s role in managing the child with myelomeningocele and hydrocephalus is ... Forum
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Characteristics of Speech and Language Development in the Child with Myelomeningocele and Hydrocephalus
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1974, Vol. 39, 465-468. doi:10.1044/jshd.3904.465
History: Received April 2, 1974 , Accepted April 30, 1974
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1974, Vol. 39, 465-468. doi:10.1044/jshd.3904.465
History: Received April 2, 1974; Accepted April 30, 1974

Children with myelomeningocele and shunted hydrocephalus typically acquire language normally but also develop a characteristic language usage that has been labeled cocktail party speech. This pattern is described and some explanations of its decreasing occurrence are proposed. The speech clinician’s role in managing the child with myelomeningocele and hydrocephalus is described.

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