Ch 8: Language Disorders & Treatments

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Learn about or get reacquainted with various language disorders and treatments by exploring this chapter's bite-sized lessons. If you're studying for a test or working on an assignment, our short quizzes and chapter exam can quickly confirm your knowledge.

Language Disorders & Treatments - Chapter Summary

Ensure you have a full understanding of the history of language disorder treatments, causes of dysphasia and more with help from this overview of language disorders and treatments. Fun lessons closely examine language and auditory processing disorder and treatments for apraxia and aphasia among other topics. Our mini quizzes ensure you fully comprehend the lessons you review. Around-the-clock computer and mobile access makes it easy to study whenever and wherever your schedule permits. After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Define and discuss the function of Broca's area
  • Describe the function and location of Wernicke's area
  • List and detail the symptoms and treatment of receptive language disorder
  • Identify and discuss types of articulation disorder and dysarthria
  • Discuss the treatment for conduction aphasia
  • Differentiate between dyslexia and dyspraxia

13 Lessons in Chapter 8: Language Disorders & Treatments
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History of Language Disorder Treatments

1. History of Language Disorder Treatments

How have persons with language or hearing impairments been treated in the past? In this lesson, we will look at historical explanations, social approaches, and advances in knowledge that led to the treatments speech pathologists use today.

Broca's Area: Function & Definition

2. Broca's Area: Function & Definition

The brain is very complex and is composed of many crucial parts. Each of these parts perform a specific function. In this lesson you will learn about Broca's area.

Wernicke's Area: Function & Location

3. Wernicke's Area: Function & Location

Wernicke's area is an important part of the brain that is involved with helping us to understand spoken language. This lesson will cover where Wernicke's area is located in the brain, how it works, and a little bit about how it was discovered.

Language Processing Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment

4. Language Processing Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment

Some people have difficulty speaking and understanding the meaning behind other's words. This can be caused by Language Processing Disorder. Learn about LPD symptoms and treatment techniques in this lesson.

What is Auditory Processing Disorder? - Symptoms & Treatment

5. What is Auditory Processing Disorder? - Symptoms & Treatment

Did you know that between five and seven percent of children are diagnosed with auditory processing disorder? Learn more about the disorder, its symptoms, and treatment. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Receptive Language Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment

6. Receptive Language Disorder: Symptoms & Treatment

Read this lesson to learn all about receptive language disorder. We will define receptive language disorder, its symptoms, causes, and how it is treated.

Articulation Disorder: Types & Examples

7. Articulation Disorder: Types & Examples

Did you know that there are four types of articulation disorders? In this lesson, we will learn about each of the articulation disorders using examples.

Dysarthria: Definition, Types & Treatment

8. Dysarthria: Definition, Types & Treatment

Dysarthria is a type of speech disorder that makes it difficult for a person to talk. In this lesson, you'll learn what dysarthria is, what causes it, what the different types are, and how it is treated once diagnosed.

What Is Apraxia? - Definition & Treatment

9. What Is Apraxia? - Definition & Treatment

Did you know that there are more than eight different kinds of apraxia? In this lesson, you'll learn about the different types of apraxia as well as treatment options. Then you can test your knowledge with a quiz.

What is Aphasia? - Definition, Types & Treatment

10. What is Aphasia? - Definition, Types & Treatment

Aphasia is the term for collective types of speech disorders that occur when parts of the brain are damaged. Learn about different types and treatment options in this lesson.

Conduction Aphasia: Definition & Treatment

11. Conduction Aphasia: Definition & Treatment

This lesson goes over conduction aphasia, a language disorder caused by illness or injury to the brain. Read about causes and treatments for this condition and then test your understanding with a quiz.

What Is Dysphasia? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

12. What Is Dysphasia? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms

Dysphasia is a communication disorder that occurs when parts of the brain responsible for language are damaged. This lesson will explain the different types of dysphasia, how they are caused, and what the resulting symptoms are.

Dyslexia vs. Dyspraxia

13. Dyslexia vs. Dyspraxia

Dyslexia is one of the most widely recognized learning disabilities, but few have heard of dyspraxis. Students who have dyslexia or dyspraxia can thrive in a classroom with a personalized, flexible approach.

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