Disorders Of Language Dysphasia

DIAGNOSTIC APPROACH

Listen to content and fluency of speech. Test comprehension, i.e. simple then complex commands

Assess

- Spontaneous speech

- Naming objects

- Repetition

- Reading

- Writing

Non-fluent, hesitant -speech; may be confined to a few repeated utterances or, in less severe cases, is of a 'telegraphic' nature with articles and conjunctions omitted. Good comprehension. Handwriting poor. Look for coexisting right arm and face weakness.

- Comprehension impaired. Speech nonsensical but fluent, neologisms - nonexistent words, paraphrasia - half right words. Patient unaware of language problem. Handwriting poor.

BROCA'S DYSPHASIA (Motor or expressive dysphasia)

BROCA'S DYSPHASIA (Motor or expressive dysphasia)

Causative diseases

Vascular disease Neoplasm Trauma Infective disease Degenerative disease

WERNICKE'S DYSPHASIA

(Sensory or receptive dysphasia)

Differentiate from confused patient - construction of words and sentences are normal.

Non-fluent speech and impaired comprehension. Often associated with hemiplegia/hemianaesthesia and visual field deficit.

(Sensory or receptive dysphasia)

Vascular disease Neoplasm Trauma Infective disease Degenerative disease

GLOBAL DYSPHASIA Damage involving a large area of the dominant hemisphere.

Speech nonsensical but — fluent (neologisms and paraphrasia) yet comprehension is normal. Repetition is poor.

CONDUCTION DYSPHASIA

CONDUCTION DYSPHASIA

Temporal

Vascular disease Neoplasm Trauma Infective disease Degenerative disease

Vascular disease

Neoplasm

Trauma

Infective disease Degenerative disease

Temporal

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