nonfluent aphasia


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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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Mechanism of improved speech production by voice cues in nonfluent aphasia patients.
Improved Language in a Chronic Nonfluent Aphasia Patient Following Treatment with CPAP and TMS.
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.
Criteria for inclusion included presence of nonfluent aphasia with Western Aphasia Battery (WAB) [34] auditory comprehension scores above 50/60, no allergies to dogs, an affinity to or liking for dogs, and evidence of frustration during speech tasks (e.
She was 54 years postonset at the time of this study, and her language indicated nonfluent aphasia with alexia, agraphia, and apraxia of speech.
This sentence-based word-retrieval training, in which semantic and syntactic processes are engaged, led to improvements in word-retrieval measures during spontaneous sentence generation, but only for the participant with 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.