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Aphasia

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Aphasia

  • Pathophysiology
  1. Results from CNS Disease
  • Definition
  1. Communication disorder
  2. Defect in expressing speech, writing or signs
  3. Defect in understanding speech or writing
  • Testing
  1. Naming, fluency, follow commands
    1. Vocabulary
    2. Wrong words or poor grammar used?
  2. Repeating words
    1. No ifs, ands, or buts
    2. Thing
    3. It
  3. Observe for repetition
    1. Circumlocutory
    2. Echolalia
    3. Palilalia