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1

When assessing expressive function of speech what should a therapist assess?

Examine fluency of speech, speech production

2

Which aphasia is classified as expressive aphasia?

Nonfluent aphasia (Broca’s motor aphasia, expressive aphasia)

3

What is nonfluent (Broca’s, expressive) aphasia?

Language disorder.

Speech is awkward, restricted, interrupted and produced with effort

4

What is the etiology of nonfluent aphasia (Broca’s or expressive aphasia)

Lesion involving the third frontal convolution of the left hemisphere (Broca’s area)

5

What is verbal apraxia?

Impairment of volitional articulately control secondary to cortical, dominant hemisphere lesion

6

What is dysarthria?

1. Impairment of speech production resulting form damage ot the central or peripheral nervous systems

2. Causes weakness, paralysis or incoordination of the motor-speech system (respiration, articulation, phonation and movements of jaw and tongue)

7

When assess receptive function what should a therapist examine?

Comprehension

8

What aphasia is considered a receptive aphasia?

Fluent aphasia (wernicke’s and receptive aphasia)

9

What is a fluent aphasia?

1. central language disorder
2. spontaneous speech is preserved and flows smoothly
3 auditory comprehension is impaired

10

What causes fluent aphasia?

Lesion in the posterior first temporal gryrus of the L hemisphere (wernicke’s area)

11

A therapist should assess what to determine if global aphasia is present?

Marked impairments in comprehension and production of language