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What are the differences between aphasia and dyslexia?

What are the differences between aphasia and dyslexia?

Aphasia: Aphasia is an inability to use language, either receptively, i.e. Understand spoken language, or expressively, i.e. Speak meaningful language. See: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/aphasia.Html dyslexia is a learning disorder, and comes in a number of varieties, e.g. Visual for written language, auditory for spoken, etc. See: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/learningdisorders.Html. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Aphasia (Definition)

Aphasia is a disorder in which one struggles to express and understand language, both verbal and written. It is caused by damage to parts of the brain responsible for language, and usually occurs following a ...Read more


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Aphasia or dyslexia, how can I tell?

Aphasia or dyslexia, how can I tell?

Different: Aphasia involves more than just written language, and is a term used more with the inability to express things, although the definition includes comprehension as well. Difficulties could be with spoken or written communication and are due to some type of brain injury. Dyslexia is a disorder of comprehension of written things, and does not imply an injury. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dementia and aphasia?

Ability vs Memory: Aphasia is a problem specifically of language. It is usually caused by damage to specific areas of the brain. The person may be able to understand others and know what they want to say, but are unable to form the words (expressive aphasia) Dementia is primarily a problem of memory. A person may forget a second language or be unable to remember the names for specific objects. ...Read more

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What's the difference between aphasia and dysarthria?

Lack vs garbled: Aphasia is lack of ability to communicate. Dysarthria is garbled or unintelligible speech. Both are common complications of a stroke. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dysphasia and aphasia, or is it the same?

What is the difference between dysphasia and aphasia, or is it the same?

Partial vs. complete: aphasia refers to a complete inability to communicate due to brain injury, while dysphasia refers to a partial to complete inability. Both terms are used interchangeably. It could be due to any type of injury, from stroke to brain injury, to brain tumor. Usually involving the left side of the brain. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between sensory aphasia and conduction aphasia ?

Doctors, what is the difference between sensory aphasia and conduction aphasia ?

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 more

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How do I get tested for dyslexia?

How do I get tested for dyslexia?

Dyslexia: This is a very common condition. You need to discuss this with your doctor who can refer you to psychologists who specialize in testing for dyslexia. ...Read more

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How do I get tested for dyslexia at 14?

Psychologist/psychia: Educational psychologists, psychiatrists are capable of testing for dyslexia. If the 14 year old is in a public school you have legal abilities/entitlements to be evaluated.You may need to write a letter to the principal if needed. ...Read more

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Where do I check if I have got dyslexia?

Psychologist: A clinical psychologist or a neuropsychologist has the proper training and experience to conduct this type of assessment.If you have a concern talk to your doctor he/she will direct you to the proper professional. ...Read more

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Will dyslexia start showing when your 13?

Late onset: dyslexia is a disorder of symbol identification. 13 is very late for it to present. You should have an evaluation with a reading s pecialist. It is likely that it is the complexity of the matrial you are now required to read. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Beer
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Loss Of Speech (Definition)

Loss of speech is a symptom in which a person loses some or all ability to speak properly, either in making words or in making sense. Loss of speech can be due to brain ...Read more


Dr. Steven Beer
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Speech Deficits (Definition)

Speech deficits or aphasias can be due to brain injury or lack of oxygen supply to a particular area of the brain. This is different from a developmental ...Read more