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Receptive Dysphasia



  • 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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