Aphasia

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Department
Rehabilitation Sciences
Course
Rehabilitation Sciences 3061A/B
Professor
Dennis Chesworth
Semester
Winter

Description
Aphasia y An acquired impairment of communication resulting in deficits ino Language expression o Language comprehension o Reading oral and comprehension o Writing o Gesturingy Patients have normal thought processes and cognition o Intellectual capacity is preservedy Specific area of brain damaged will determine specific speech and language symptoms present Causes of Aphasiay Stroke CVAinterruption of blood flow to the brain o Hemorrhage bleed o Embolism blockagey Traumay Brain tumoursy InfectionFluent and NonFluent AphasiasFluent o Output is smootho Relitivley normal prosody intonation pitch stress o Little struggle is apparent o Comprehension is typically impaired NonFluento Output is hesitant and effortfulo Speech content is telegraphico Comprehension is relatively spared Brocas Aphasiay Nonfluent aphasia
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