chapter  6
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The assessment of aphasia

CLINICAL CRITERIA It is legitimate to suspect aphasia in adults when they lose the ability to express themselves and/or comprehend language, or when they suddenly begin to make many errors while speaking. Generally, these people exhibit other associated neurological problems, such as single or repeated episodes of loss of consciousness, motor problems (right-sided hemiparesis or hemiplegia), or sensory problems (loss of the visual capacity of the right visual field).