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Verbal Comprehension

 
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Overview

  • How to Assess

  • Simple verbal comprehension - name objects such as pen, watch and key, and ask the patient to point to them.
  • Complex verbal comprehension - ask the patient to take a piece of paper into their right hand, fold it in half and then place the paper onto the floor.
  • Grammatical comprehension - ask ‘The lion killed the tiger. Who was killed?’
  • Conceptual comprehension - show the patient a pen, watch and key and ask them to point to the object that shows the passage of time.
  • Significance

  • Poor comprehension is classically a sign of receptive dysphasia.
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