fluent aphasia


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Related to fluent aphasia: Wernicke's aphasia, Progressive aphasia

fluent aphasia

[¦flü·ənt ə′fā·zhə]
(psychology)
Aphasia in which the facility of articulation, grammatical organization, and rate of speech are well preserved, while the comprehension of language and word choice are most affected; typically caused by lesions posterior to the rolandic fissure.
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While many difficulties can be explained with problems in accessing lexical semantics, she concludes that grammatical errors are widespread in fluent aphasia and fluent aphasics do not always have access to or cannot apply certain grammatical operations such as checking, even though the underlying grammatical representations per se are intact.
In reviewing this book, I would like to discuss two critical issues which arise from the initial premise that fluent aphasia is a clearly definable entity to be separated from nonfluent aphasia.
The relationship between comprehension and oral reading in progressive fluent aphasia.
1995), a functional communication measure, revealed that adults with fluent aphasia demonstrated a higher level of functional communication than adults with non-fluent aphasia.
Avent and Wertz (1996) reported no significant differences between adults with fluent aphasia and adults with non-fluent aphasia with regard to pragmatic performance, but did observe that adults with fluent aphasia performed slightly better than adults with non-fluent aphasia.
A second individual with fluent aphasia improved little in picture-naming and sentence-generation tasks for both nouns and verbs.
There's also a display by fine art graduate Lydia Meehan called Fluent Aphasia and Portal, a showcase of new graduate work @ Oriel Davies from tomorrow until January 22 PENARTH Stasis by Danish visual artist and photographer Trine Sondergaard, who lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Fluent aphasias cause a problem with comprehension but don't deprive the sufferer of the ability to speak, while the non-fluent aphasias cause slow, stilted speech in spite of various levels of understanding.