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Rivista di Pediatria, Neonatologia, Medicina dell’Adolescenza
e Neuropsichiatria Infantile
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Minerva Pediatrica 2016 Oct 28
The effects of combined application of transcranial magnetic stimulation and language training on children with language retardation
Aizhen QIU, Xinjian LI, Zhongxiu YANG, Zhilin LI, Jiping WANG, Huanxia YUAN, Xin JIN ✉
Department of Rehabilitation, Xuzhou Children's Hospital, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, P.R. China
BACKGROUND: The objective of the present manuscript was to explore the effects of combined application of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and language training on children with language retardation.
METHODS: Forty-five children with language retardation were selected as subjects and randomly divided into the treatment group with 24 patients and the control group with 21 patients. The control group was treated with traditional language training, while the treatment group was treated with TMS combined with language training. According to Gesell pediatric neuropsychological development schedules, the development quotient of children in the two groups were observed and compared before and after two courses of treatment. The evaluation of mouth movement was conducted with Dr. Speech supervised by East China Normal University.
RESULTS: Development quotient scores and mouth movement evaluation scores of all Gesell parameters of children in the two groups after treatment were significantly higher than those before treatment (P<0.05). The body movement ability, linguistic competence, development quotient scores, and mouth movement evaluation scores in the treatment group after treatment were higher than those of the control group, and the differences were statistically significant (P<0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: The combined application of TMS and language training can effectively improve linguistic competence, action ability, and mouth movement in children with language retardation.