The Dopamine Hypothesis of Language Acquisition: A Prospective Longitudinal Clinical Study on Effects of Methylphenidate as a Dopamine Agonist on Early-Childhood Individuals with Late Language Emergence (LLE) and Acquisition
By taking the language acquisition phenomena from the perspective based on the dopamine hypothesis, this
prospective study tests the potential role of dopaminergic dynamics in early-childhood individuals with
late language emergence disorder (LLE) through a longitudinal basis by administering methylphenidate,
as a norepinephrine-dopamine agonist, whilst periodically assessing the prognosis of the disorder
through the subjects, including the presence, type, severity and course of symptoms demonstrated
throughout the longitudinal lapse.