Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Arjean Mae N. Agustin
The Linguistic Characterization of Aphasic Syndrome
A.      Broca’s Aphasia
Patients are characterized by labored speech and certain kinds of word-finding difficulties.
Ø  Broca’s Aphasics (often called Agrammatic Aphasics)
·         They frequently lack articles, prepositions, pronouns, auxiliary verbs and other grammatical elements.
·         They typically omit inflections such as the past tense suffix –ed of the third person singular verb ending
·         They have difficulty in understanding complex sentences.

B.      Wernicke’s  Aphasia
Patients are characterized by fluent speech with good intonation.
Ø   Wernicke’s Aphasics
·         They may largely adhere to the rules of syntax.
·         They are often semantically incoherent.
·         They have difficulty naming objects presented to them.
·         They make numerous lexical errors.
·         They often produce jargon and nonsense words.

Jargon Aphasia – refers to severe Wernicke’s aphasia.
Dyslexia- refers to reading disorder.
Acquired Dyslexics- refer to people who became dyslexic after brain damage.

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