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  • How to Assess

  • Items around the room - point to objects and ask the patient to name them. Avoid frequently named items such as pen and watch - ask them to name objects such as cufflink or stethoscope.
  • Pictures of items - show drawings of objects and ask the patient to name them.
  • Significance

  • Inability to name items is classically a sign of anomic aphasia.
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