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Etiologies of Communcation Disorders include 

Trauma
Vascular disturbance
Tumor/Infection

Environment (e.g., low SES, nutritional deficiency) **
Neurodegeneration (e.g., Parkinson’s, alcoholism)**
Genetic (e.g., velocardiofacial syndrome) **
Idiopathic (e.g., autism) ** 

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what are the subcortical areas involved in vocalization? 

prefrontal cortex?

PAG

limbic system

caudal medullay

nucleus retroambiguous

 

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___ is complete loss of language, 

global aphasia 

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someone with global aphasia may still ahve control of 

 facial expressions, hand gestures, and vocal intonations

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global aphasia can result from damage to 

Broca’s, Wernicke’s, and supramarginal gyrus

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•Conduction aphasia - problem ___

repeating words or phrases,

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___ and ___ are normal with conduction aphasia 

anguage comprehension and oral expression 

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conduction aphasia can be caused by damage to the 

arcuate fasciculus, auditory cortex, insula, or supramarginal gyrus

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Anomic aphasia - difficulty in

fidning certain words

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using vague phrases like “thing” or “whatsit”  may be a sign of 

Anomic aphasia 

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anomic aphasia may be from damage to the

 to the angular gyrus or parietal lobe

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___ aphasia - from small lesions to the L. subcortical areas,

Subcortical

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___ aphasia has various sx

subcortical

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Transcortical Motor aphasia and brocas?

both are expressive aphasia

but transcortical motor can repeat long sentences, brocas can only repeat simple words

*

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____ - loss of articulation ability from damage to the motor system

Anarthria

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Alexia - loss of reading ability due to damage in___

 L. occipital & parietal lobes

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alexia causes problems with ___ but not ___

problems with reading but not wriging

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ight hemisphere damage
(RHD) causes a variety of communication deficits involving the 

interpretation of
context.

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Indirect context disorders - difficulties 

interacting with your environment 

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2 examples of indirect context disorders 

hemineglect and anosognosia 

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, anosognosia - the ___ of such deficits 

unawareness

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Direct context disorders - affect ___ and ___ directly

communication and cognition

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direct context or  pragmatic disorders can be further subdivided into disorders of: (3)

(a) prosody (aprosodia)
(b) discourse organization
(c) comprehension of non-literal language 

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Aprosodia - inability to use ___ and ___ to effectively express
emotions

intonation and stress

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t, Speech and behavior appear flat and emotionless.  is a sign of

aprosodia

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Discourse organization disorders - difficulties implementing the

 rules that
govern language construction

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e 22q11 deletion is associated with 

VCFS

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– 1/3rd
of ___ children meet criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder

VCFS

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Males are ___ times more likely to have an ASD than females

four

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20-30% of kids with autism develop ___

epilepsy