A language disorder caused by brain damage; receptive language (understanding) is impaired, but expressive language (verbal and written) is generally unaffected. Language is easily spoken by the patient, but the meaning of the words and phrases is unclear, often with missing or nonsense words.
Also called Wernicke’saphasia, because brain damage is localized to Wernicke’s area in the temporal lobe of the language-dominant hemisphere (typically the left lobe).
See also Aphasia, Wernicke’s Aphasia.
Receptive Expressive Aphasia
A type of language disorder in which language comprehension (receptive) and production (expressive) are both impaired as a result of some neurological damage.
Also called global aphasia.
See also Aphasia, Global Aphasia.
See Phonological Processes – Syllable Structure
The correction of something that is deficient or abnormal.
See also Hearing Loss, Deafness, Amplification Devices, Auditory-Verbal Therapy.
The cadence, melody or flow of speech established by patterns of pitch, loudness, stress, duration and rate.