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Receptive Dysphasia

November 5th, 2019


Also known as Wernicke's dysphasia.
  • Signs of Receptive Dysphasia

  • Normal speech fluency
  • Poor comprehension
  • Lack of awareness of errors
  • Inability to follow commands - simple, two-step or three-step commands
  • Paraphasias: switching of a word in a sentence for another incorrect word
  • Neologisms: new words created by the patient
  • Significance

  • Suggests a lesion affecting Wernicke's area within the superior temporal gyrus of the dominant hemisphere.
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