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Dr. Steven Beer
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Speech Deficits (Overview)

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 dyslexia in a child.


Dr. Steven Beer
53 doctors shared insights

Speech Deficits (Overview)

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 dyslexia in a child.


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Could aphasia cause me to suddenly start using a similiar word in place of the word that i mean?

Could aphasia cause me to suddenly start using a similiar word in place of the word that i mean?

Perhaps: At your age, if you suffer migraine, an aura might cause full-blown transient aphasia. Insufficient blood flow associated with stroke issues could also cause transient speech problems. Stress often affects our speech, and depression often blunts communication. Just to be safe, check with your usual doctor to pin down. ...Read more

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How to get rid of nervousness before speech?

How to get rid of nervousness before speech?

Performance anxiety: Performance anxiety is helped most by practice and rehearsal. Toastmasters can be a forum for this. Relaxation exercises help. I will often prescribe a low dose beta blocker as Propranolol that helps prevent tremors and increased heartrate, but it can't be used with asthma. Benzodiazepines need to used very cautiously as they can sedate and cause memory problems is used excessively. ...Read more

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Is aphasia notieceable to a neurolgoist or speech therapist? Even in the earliest stages?

Yes: If an appropriate speech evaluation is completed, and there is a true expressive or receptive aphasia, even a mild dysnomia, this should be readily discerned. ...Read more

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Best way way to treat aphasia?

Depends: If you mean aphasia from stroke, it depends on severity and pt age. Younger brain, more plastic, better able to reorganize, milder aphasia, better recovery. Global aphasia, elderly pt, prognosis is poor. Lots of speech therapy. Some drugs have shown possible benefit but as far as i know, none has been accepted as routinely recommended by rehab specialists. Progressive aphasia is another story. ...Read more

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What research is out on aphasia?

Aphasia: There is an enormous literature out there on aphasia which was originally described in the 1860s. The origin of aphasia and the brain location where it occurs is now well described. It most commonly occurs as a result of trauma or a stroke or a bleed in the brain. Research in treating these issues still has a long way to go in achieving any sort of brain regeneration. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have aphasia?

What does it mean if I have aphasia?

Not sure what you: Mean, aphasia means trouble using or understanding language, if you are asking about the cause, it is a problem in the brain from a number of possible causes like alcohol or stroke. ...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

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