Tuesday, December 20, 2011

REPORT in ENGLISH 50




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
–s.
·         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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