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Chapter 36

Speech and Language Disorders

Aphasia the partial or complete loss of speech and language skills caused by a brain injury
three types of Aphasia Receptive, Expressive, Expressive- Receptive (Global)
Receptive Aphasia Difficulty understanding language
Expressive Aphasia Difficulty speaking and writing
Expressive- Receptive (Global) Aphasia Difficulty speaking and understanding written and spoken language
Dysarthria Difficulty speaking clearly
Guidelines for communicating Minimize distractions, adjust lighting, full attention, speak slowly, clearly, and normal, and be patient
People with receptive aphasia have problems with understanding language
People with expressive- receptive aphasia have problems with speaking and understanding language
Apraxia of speech is caused by Brain injury
People with dysarthria understand what is said
People with speech and language disorders Often have problems relating to family and friends
when communicating with clients who have speech and language disorder, you should provide cues about words they cannot recall
if you do not understand what a client has said, you should use body language and symbols
Created by: mackenziemarie21