The purpose of this study was to determine if different forms of aphasia, classified according to their level of oral expression, would belong to the same categories if classified according to their ability to understand spoken language. Seventy four cases of relatively pure aphasia, classified into Broca's aphasia, Wernicke's aphasia with phonemic troubles, and Wernicke's aphasia with semantic troubles, were examined. The results of the performance of these patients on the different tasks of semantic differentiation and generalisation, of phonemic differentiation and on the Three Papers task of Pierre Marie will be taken as criterium for a new classification. Only a partial correspondance was found between the two classifications mentioned above. Besides this classification of aphasia, two other factors seemed to be involved in the success of the patients to perform the tasks of comprehension: the gravity of the damage, and the age of the patient. The relative importance of these three factors varies according to the type of task.
|Translated title of the contribution||Some aspects of disorders of comprehension in aphasia|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 1974|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology