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The Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology$
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Jennifer Gurd, Udo Kischka, and John Marshall

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199234110

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234110.001.0001

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Treatment of spoken language disorders

Treatment of spoken language disorders

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(p.274) Chapter 15 Treatment of spoken language disorders
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The Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology
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Jane Marshall

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234110.003.15

There are three broad types of speech disorder that can arise from brain damage: dysarthria; apraxia (or dyspraxia); aphasia (or dysphasia). The first two affect the muscular control or coordination of speech. In contrast, aphasia is a language disorder. Here the speech impairment is part of a complex of symptoms, typically involving several aspects of communication. This chapter discusses therapies for people with dysarthria and apraxia of speech, and remediation of spoken language impairments in aphasia.

Keywords:   speech disorders, dysarthria, apraxia, aphasia, brain damage, language impairment

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