A communication disorder is an impairment in the ability to receive, send, process, and comprehend concepts or verbal, nonverbal and graphic symbol systems. A communication disorder may be evident in the processes of hearing, language, and/or speech.
Diagnoses: Communication Disorder
Brain Area: Broca’s -expressive aphasia-frontal lobe; Wernicke’s receptive aphasia-temporal lobe
Symptoms: problems with speech comprehension and expression, from sound substitution to not understanding their own language
Progression & Effects: includes stuttering and in social relationships; blindness, deafness, aphasia-(producing or comprehending language)
Causes: dyscalculia-numbers’ difficulties; dyslexia-reading; dysgraphia-writing; cluttering-fast or irregular pace; dysarthria-muscles creating difficulties pronouncing words. No medications listed.
Productive Therapies: speech and other professional therapies
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- Prevalence, Pattern, and Factors Associated With Self-reported Disability Among the Bhutanese Population: A Secondary Data Analysis of Population and Housing Censusby Kinley Dorjee on October 26, 2021
We analyzed the Population and Health Census of Bhutan (PHCB) 2017 to assess the prevalence and pattern of self-reported disability among people aged ≥15 years and the associated factors. The PHCB 2017 used the Washington Group Short Set on Functioning questionnaire to assess the disability ("lot of difficulty" or "cannot do at all") in seeing, hearing, mobility, cognition, self-care, and communication. Of the 536 443 persons included in the analysis, 384 101(71.6%) were aged
- Diverse inflammatory threats modulate astrocytes Ca2+ signaling via connexin43 hemichannels in organotypic spinal slicesby Giulia Panattoni on October 26, 2021
Neuroinflammation is an escalation factor shared by a vast range of central nervous system (CNS) pathologies, from neurodegenerative diseases to neuropsychiatric disorders. CNS immune status emerges by the integration of the responses of resident and not resident cells, leading to alterations in neural circuits functions. To explore spinal cord astrocyte reactivity to inflammatory threats we focused our study on the effects of local inflammation in a controlled micro-environment, the organotypic...
- Education on palliative care for Parkinson patients: development of the "Best care for people with late-stage Parkinson's disease" curriculum toolkitby Dimitrios Gatsios on October 26, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: In this paper, the methods for the development of the toolkit, its stepwise evolution, as well as the toolkit implementation as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), are presented. The "Best Care for People with Late-Stage Parkinson' s disease" curriculum toolkit can provide high-quality and equitable education, delivered by an interdisciplinary team of educators. The toolkit can improve communication about palliative care in neurological conditions at international and...
- Outcomes of an interprofessional intensive comprehensive aphasia program's first five yearsby Marjorie Nicholas on October 26, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: Results support research indicating that short-term intensive, interprofessional comprehensive aphasia programs (ICAPs) are effective treatment options for people with moderate-to-severe aphasia.