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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
Loss of receptive &: Expressive language in children ~ age 3-10. Different than regressive autism, landau-kleffner syndrome has a continuous epileptic pattern on eeg in slow-wave sleep. 80% have clinical seizures, also behavior problems & inattention.Assessed by ped. Neurologists, ped. Neuropsychologists, & speech/language pathologists. Cause unknown. Treatment: anti-epileptic meds. Other types of aca exist. ...Read more
Where can I find information on dcd, dysgraphia, dyscalcula, dyslexia, visual perceptual processing disorder?
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
Completely different: These are completely different diseases. Both are genetic diseases. Freidreich's ataxia is an autosomal recessive abnormality of the fxn gene causing neurological disease, cardiomyopathy, and diabetes. Fragile x is an x-linked disorder causing mental retardation and autism. ...Read more
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
What type of aphasia affects the stroke patient's ability to understand sarcasm, connotations, etc?
Usually R side.: Whereas stroke in the left hemisphere can affect a patient's ability to speak or to understand the words of speech, strokes in the right hemisphere (especially temporal and parietal) can affect the ability to understand the non-word aspects of language, such as tone, sarcasm, innuendo. ...Read more
Language therapy: In the most basic terms aphasia rehabilitation seeks to restore the ability of a person to put words together for speaking (generate language) and/or understand language as a result of a brain problem. This is different from problems speaking when the parts of the throat that generate the voice sounds are not functioning properly. ...Read more
I'm suffering of insomnia, wernicke's aphasia, amnesia and ocd, myopia, apd, etcetera. Am i still healthy?
Depends: As none of these conditions are life threatening or leave you unable to function at least somewhat in most daily activities - perhaps w/ errors and needing some aid or assistance - it could be said that you are healthy COMPARED to others. But your list is long and serious enough that you do suffer some and feel particularly bad at times. Things are relative. Take care of yourself and find support. ...Read more
Repetition: With transcortical sensory aphasia the ability to repeat is spared. Comprehension is affected. Lots of connecting words are produced. Few substantive words. Repetition, however, is intact. With conductive aphasia comprehension and speech output are intact but one cannot repeat words or sentences. Conductive aphasia is quite rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Women's rights: Komen has focused on breast cancer treatment and prevention. A higher official withheld payment to planned parenthood due to her anti-abortion stance but since pp provides women's health and breast health with 97% of its funding, this withholding was met with alarm and a national campaign that komen has yet to rise above. They did fire the official who made that decision. ...Read more
Link between learning disability and behavioral disorder? Is there a link between learning disability and behavioral disorder?
Sometimes: When an individual has a hard time learning, especially in a structured environment, like a classroom, inappropriate behavior can arise from frustration, boredom and anger. Sometimes brain mechanisms involved in learning and regulation of behavior overlap, which is another reason the two conditions can co-occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer