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What do you need to know about receptive aphasia?

What do you need to know about receptive aphasia?

The person knows what she/he wants to say, but cannot find the words he needs. (2) Receptive aphasia (Wernicke’s aphasia) involves difficulty understanding spoken or written language. The individual hears the voice or sees the print but cannot make sense of the words.

Why was receptive aphasia named after Carl Wernicke?

Receptive aphasia. Wernicke’s aphasia was named after Carl Wernicke who is credited with discovering the area of the brain responsible for language comprehension. Individuals with Wernicke’s aphasia are typically unaware of their errors in speech and do not realize their speech may lack meaning.

How is the revised Token test used to diagnose aphasia?

Revised Token Test (RTT): assess receptive language and auditory comprehension; focuses on patient’s ability to follow directions. Informal assessments, which aid in the diagnosis of patients with suspected aphasia, include: Diagnostic information should be scored and analyzed appropriately.

What do you need to know about Broca’s aphasia?

What is Broca’s Aphasia? Broca’s aphasia is a form of aphasia in which the person knows what they want to say but is unable to produce the words or sentence. It is also known as non-fluent aphasia and expressive aphasia, and severity can range from mild to severe. People with Broca’s aphasia are typically aware of their communication difficulties.

What is the medical dictionary definition of aphasia?

[ah-fa´zhah] a type of speech disorder consisting of a defect or loss of the power of expression by speech, writing, or signs, or of comprehension of spoken or written language, due to disease or injury of the brain centers, such as after stroke syndrome on the left side.

What are the treatment considerations for Wernicke’s aphasia?

Specific treatment considerations for working with individuals with Wernicke’s aphasia (or those who exhibit deficits in auditory comprehension) include using familiar materials,using shorter and slower utterances when speaking, giving direct instructions, and using repetition as needed.

What happens to the brain when you have global aphasia?

The individual hears the voice or sees the print but cannot make sense of the words. (3) Global aphasia results from severe and extensive damage to the language areas of the brain. People lose almost all language function, both comprehension and expression.