Auditory, visual and proprioceptive integration as a substrate of language development: Sensory integration and language

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Abstract

Introduction: Language development is a complex process that may
be considered as an evolutionay trait in human beings; it is possible
to undetstand said process by evaluating the contribution of sensory
systems and the events that frame critical periods of development.
Objective: To conduct a literature on how auditory, visual
and proprioceptive information integration occurs in language
development, as well as the role of social interaction in this process.
Materals and methods: The MeSH terms “Language Development”;
“Visual Perception”; “Hearing”; and “Proprioception” were used,
limiting the main search to articles written in English, Spanish
and Portuguese. The databases consulted were Medline and
EMBASE.
Results: Auditory information is the first sensory stimulus to
consider because, during the first year of life, the infant recognizes
and discriminates environmental signals that correspond to language,
followed by a peak in its acquisition and, subsequently, by a stage
of maximum linguistic discrimination. Visual information allows
correlating language with images since it acts as the substrate for the
designation and understanding of words, as well as for interpretation
and imitation of the emotional component in gesticulation.
Proprioceptive information provides feedback on motor performance
patterns used in language production.
Conclusion: This perspective offers new points of view for treating
and managing deviations in language development.
Translated title of the contributionIntegración auditiva, visual y propioceptiva como sustrato del desarrollo del lenguaje: Integración sensorial y lenguaje
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-475
Number of pages6
JournalRevista de la Facultad de Medicina
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018

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