Thursday, 30 August 2012

Aphasia, Dysarthria, Dysphasia, Dyslexia etc.

As a general rule, a(something) means the COMPLETE absence of, whereas dys(something) is merely a DISORDER of.

Aphasia - Total absence of ability to form speech or language

Dysphasia - Disorder of language

Receptive Dysphasia - Difficulty in comprehension

Expressive Dysphasia - Difficulty in putting words together to make meaning

Dysarthria - Disorder of speech

Agraphia or dysgraphia - Disorder of writing

Acalculia or dyscalculia - Inability to manipulate numbers

Dyslexia - Difficulty reading

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