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Expressive Dysphasia

November 5th, 2019


Also known as Broca's dysphasia.
  • Signs of Expressive Dysphasia

  • Non-fluency of speech
  • Relatively preserved comprehension
  • Agrammatism - poor use of grammar
  • Telegraphic speech - using short sentences with verbs, nouns and no joining words (e.g. boy throw ball)
  • Inability to describe objects
  • Significance

  • Suggests a lesion affecting Broca's area within the inferior frontal gyrus of the dominant hemisphere.
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