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Expressive Dysphasia

 
 
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Overview

  • 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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