nonfluent aphasia


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Related to nonfluent aphasia: expressive aphasia, Broca's aphasia, anomic aphasia, verbal aphasia

nonfluent aphasia

[′nän‚flü·ənt ə′fā·zhə]
(psychology)
Aphasia characterized by effortful articulation and loss of syntax, but relatively well-preserved auditory comprehension; generally the result of injury to the speech zone anterior to the Rolandic fissure. (Broca's area). Also known as Broca's aphasia.
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The current investigation included only three persons with chronic nonfluent aphasia.
Participant 2 was a 69-year-old right-handed male who was 6 years postonset of a left CVA leading to nonfluent aphasia.
Since patients with aphasia may or may not also present with dysarthria, we used motor-speech impairment tasks that assess articulation, rate, intensity, and resonance to determine the presence of dysarthria and language tasks that assess grammatical form, phrase length, content, melodic line, articulatory agility, and word finding to determine nonfluent aphasia.
by examining fluent as well as nonfluent aphasias, plus languages/dialects not previously covered (African-American English, Afrikaans, Basque, Catalan, Czech, Friulian, Spanish), and by examining previously reported languages in greater depth (Farsi, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Polish, Swedish).