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By Susan Edwards

ISBN-10: 0511130929

ISBN-13: 9780511130922

ISBN-10: 0521791073

ISBN-13: 9780521791076

Fluent aphasia is a language sickness that follows mind harm, critically impairing the patient's skill to speak. the world over popular Susan Edwards presents a close description of fluent aphasia by way of drawing on various study facts and evaluating the with different varieties of aphasia in addition to with general language. huge examples of aphasic speech are given, and the growth of 1 fluent aphasic speaker is mentioned intimately.

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The above is an example from the many studies published. Exciting as they are, such studies have acknowledged problems of procedure and interpretation. The data analyses in the Wise et al. study involved standardising for each subject’s brain size, normalising and averaging across the six subjects. A certain amount of smoothing of the original scans was also performed (p. 1806). Thus, small variations are lost. As with the work on syndrome-lesion site correlates, it is not at all clear that the tasks generating word lists are representative of the basic elements of language processing as claimed by the authors (p.

Thus, even when subjects are chosen as good exemplars of their syndrome, sites of lesion may differ and de Bleser concludes that the ‘standard assumptions of deficit theory, that a simple one-to-one mapping obtains between brain areas and psychological functions will have to be revised’ (p. 184). A study by Willmes and Poeck (1993) investigated the relationship between diagnosis on the Aachen Aphasia Test and lesion site using a series of CT scans. Their findings suggest that Wernicke’s aphasia is most likely to arise subsequent to damage in the post-Rolandic area: this was true for 90 per cent of all their subjects.

The descriptions offered barely touch on these points but, as they offer good operational definitions of different types of aphasia, they remain important. Goodglass and Wernicke’s aphasia Goodglass provides a description of Wernicke’s aphasia: ‘speech output is facile in articulation and sentence structure, tending to be filled with ill-chosen words and poorly formed sentences’, ‘word finding is severely restricted so that free conversation is often circumlocutory and empty’, ‘rate of speech is sometimes excessively rapid’ (p.

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