Body communication as compensation for speech in a Wernicke's aphasic--a longitudinal study.

@article{Ahlsn1991BodyCA,
  title={Body communication as compensation for speech in a Wernicke's aphasic--a longitudinal study.},
  author={E Ahls{\'e}n},
  journal={Journal of communication disorders},
  year={1991},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={1-12}
}
  • E Ahlsén
  • Published 1991 in Journal of communication disorders
This case study describes a Wernicke's aphasic who had spontaneously developed a communication pattern involving a large portion of body communication to convey factual information. The study is longitudinal and compares the development of body communication and speech (here: the use of nouns, verbs, adjectives, and pronouns) during the 18-month period of rehabilitation. There is a clear development, showing an increased use of nouns, verbs, and adjectives and a decreased use of body… CONTINUE READING

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