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What are brocas aphasia, and wernicke's aphasia?

What are brocas aphasia, and wernicke's aphasia?

Different: Broca's aphasia is difficulty in expressing speech. Werniche's aphasia is difficulty in understanding speech. That's oversimplified but still an adequate answer. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Difficulty Talking (Definition)

Expressive difficulty is a clinical finding in which a person has trouble either writing words/sentences or speaking them, ...Read more


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Dysphasia vs aphasia?

As below: Dysphasia means trouble in swallowing, aphasia means trouble in language. ...Read more

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Treatment for progressive gait imbalace and progressive dysarthria slurred speech?

Treatment for progressive gait imbalace and progressive dysarthria slurred speech?

Uncover cause: Likely best to see a neurologist. There are multiple problems which can cause this, and treatment follows diagnosis. ...Read more

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What's anomic aphasia from?

What's anomic aphasia from?

Difficulty naming: Anomic aphasia is a language difficulty where the main deficit is naming. It occurs in people with brain problems most commonly stroke. ...Read more

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Can just thinking about slurred speech cause slurred speech?

Can just thinking about slurred speech cause slurred speech?

Not usually: Many things can cause slurred speech. With certain neurological conditions that cause slurred speech focusing on the problem can make it worse. (We also see this with stammering and stuttering ). The list of conditions that cause the various types of slurred speech is lengthy. (From degenerative conditions to complicated migraine, stroke, focal seizure, poisonings and intoxication. ...Read more

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What causes slurred speach?

What causes slurred speach?

Several things can..: Problems in the ability of the brain to tell the speaking-muscles (in tongue, throat, voicebox, etc...) what to do; problems in the tongue, throat, or voicebox themselves; problems in the level of consciousness (such as if sedated); and local anesthesia (such as dental anesthesia) are some of the causes of slurred speech. A new case of slurred speech for no reason may be a stroke (can go to E.R.). ...Read more

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What is Wernicke's aphasia?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What is Wernicke's aphasia?

Wernike Aphasia: Speech is fluent but often degenerates into random hard to follow "streams of consciousness, which may be peppered with non-words or made up words. The speech also fails to provide good answers to questions posed to them, suggesting that they do not understand what is said to them. Hence there is difficulty in comprehension rather than articulation, hence the term Receptive Aphasia. ...Read more

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Dad(52yrs)diagnosed w/cerebral vermian atrophy. Symptoms:uncoordinated movements, speech, swallowing difficulty(at times). Non-drinker. Is there a cure

Dad(52yrs)diagnosed w/cerebral vermian atrophy. Symptoms:uncoordinated movements, speech, swallowing difficulty(at times). Non-drinker. Is there a cure

Search for cause: The term "cerebral atrophy" is generic and does not explain why your dad is impaired. You truly need to have a full neurological evaluation, as the symptoms do raise concerns regarding many potential problems. Some of these issues could be associated with vitamin deficiencies, some from an inflammatory condition. Even might be due to a prion infection. Need to vigorously pursue. ...Read more

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What exercises improve receptive aphasia?

What exercises improve receptive aphasia?

Receptive aphasia: There are no real exercises but a consultation with a speech therapist might be helpful here - usually it is just time and seeing where the patient ends up after the stroke or whatever caused the receptive aphasia ...Read more

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Cerebral palsy and myoclonus related?

Cerebral palsy and myoclonus related?

Spasticity: CP and myoclonus involve over active stretch reflexes. They are caused by release of these reflexes from higher cortical brain control. ...Read more

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Unexplained dysarthria and dystonia. Why?

Unexplained dysarthria and dystonia. Why?

Hard to say: If you were previously "normal" and now have these symptoms the problem could be in the brain. I would not wait to see if things get better...See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Involuntary movements, lost of sensation, speech impairement and imsomnia?

Involuntary movements, lost of sensation, speech impairement and imsomnia?

Complex: Many possibilities, including multiple sclerosis, hereditary disorder, but could be variety of different causes, so see a neurologist asap, and get answers. ...Read more

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Information on agnosia and aphasia services?

Sensations VS speech: Aphasia is the inability to process language. The impairment can be in inability to talk, to understand, to name objects, to write, to read, to repeat, or to do all these tasks. The lesion in the brain is usually in the dominant hemisphere. Agnosia is related to aphasia but has to do with inability to recognize sensory impulses as perceived by the senses (inability to recognize, odors, sounds). ...Read more

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Does basal ganglia stroke ever affect speech? Is speech therapy warranted?

Does basal ganglia stroke ever affect speech? Is speech therapy warranted?

Sure: The basal ganglia control gross movements talking is a motor function. If it is affected speech therapy can help. ...Read more

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How does aphasia affect language?

Aphasia: Aphasia means impaired language function. It may affect the comprehension or expression or both. ...Read more

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How slurred speech, right sided weakness and blurring of vision occur in stroke patient?

Dr. Adam Hebb Dr. Hebb
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How slurred speech, right sided weakness and blurring of vision occur in stroke patient?

Lack of oxygen: In a stroke, brain areas that are essential to function such as language and movement are deprived of oxygen and nutrients. These areas stop functioning soon after blood flow stops. If flow is not restored promptly, these portions of the brain will be permanently damaged. ...Read more

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What is spastic dyplegia of cerebral palsy?

What is spastic dyplegia of cerebral palsy?

Legs>arms: Spastic diplegia is a condition in which the lower extremities are more affected than uppers. Intelligence may be normal and ambulation with braces or ankle supports may be good ...Read more

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What does this mean please ?child 6 has language difficulty grammar immaturities , comprehension of spoken language retain of vocab and expressive

What does this mean please ?child 6 has language difficulty grammar immaturities , comprehension of spoken language retain of vocab and expressive

Many possibilities: There are a number of different conditions that might cause these symptoms. If your child's school has an assessment team ask them to help. If not contact a psychologist. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Jumbled Speech (Definition)

Jumbled speech = disorganization of speech. It may be a symptom of ...Read more


Dr. Steven Beer
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Loss Of Speech (Definition)

Mutism = inability to speak. Aphasia = loss of ...Read more