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Damage to the left hemisphere of the brain can result in language impairment (aphasia) and/or difficulty programming speech movements (apraxia of speech). Although apraxia of speech is associated with a slow rate of speech and frequent part-word repetitions, we show that interruptions to the flow of speech when retelling a story do not distinguish between people with aphasia who do and do not have impaired speech programming.
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This page is a summary of: Speech Fluency in Acquired Apraxia of Speech During Narrative Discourse: Group Comparisons and Dual-Task Effects, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, July 2019, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), DOI: 10.1044/2018_ajslp-msc18-18-0107.
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