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Speak Up!

In this module, you will complete a 
mini-case. This type of case study is based actual medical cases from the literature. You will work to evaluate a patient, and synthesize brain-behavior links through directed questions. You can use your textbook and the lectures as a starting point, but you will need to do additional research. For mini-case studies, you will turn in 
one slide with all of your answers. No other format is accepted.

Objectives

1. Break down cortical areas associated with language.

2. Diagnose language disorders (or aphasias).

3. Explain the language consequences of damage to or dysfunction in a brain area or areas.

Instructions

1. Download the

Language and Lateralization Case Study

1. . There are 
3 questions on this assignment. You must document your sources.

2. Complete the scenario that corresponds to the first letter of your last name:

·

· Last names E to I = Case #2 

3. Upload a
single
slide with all of your answers (think: infographic). No other format will be accepted. If you did not use PowerPoint to make your presentation, please convert to PDF. Do not paste a link to your assignment, as permissions to view it may not transfer into Canvas.
Warning: if you submit unformatted text, even if you answer all the questions, you will receive a “0”. This is a visual assignment. You must make a presentation.

Speak Up!
Mini Cases in Language
by

Antoinette R. Miller
Psychology Department
Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

Introduction
Your group will be assigned one of
the patient cases from the following
pages, which are based in part on
actual medical cases reported in
the literature. Each case depicts a
language deficit (aphasia) that may
be traced to damage in an area or
areas of the brain related to language
processing. After reading your case,
your task is to work in your groups
to answer the questions that follow
the case write-up. As you answer the
questions, remember to document
your sources.

Case copyright © by the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science. Originally published April ,  at
http://www.sciencecases.org/mini_aphasia/mini_aphasia.asp. Please see our usage guidelines, which outline our policy
concerning permissible reproduction of this work.

“Speak Up!” by Antoinette R. Miller Page 

Eliza Nelson
Eliza Nelson
Eliza Nelson
Eliza Nelson
Read your assigned case. All of your answers should be in one PowerPoint slide.

Case 1 – William
William is a right-handed man in his late s who has been noticing a progressive diffi culty in recognizing
spoken words (this actually began nearly  years ago). He has a decade-long history of hypertension,
although his doctors had thought this was well-controlled with medication.

As his difficulties progressed, he also began experiencing problems with speaking (mild, but still noticeable).
When his daughter spoke to him, William often showed difficulty in understanding what she said, although
when she wrote him notes, William understood those perfectly well.

Interestingly enough he has had no problem with recognizing environmental (non-speech) sounds, and has
been able to carry on his work as a farmer with no problems.

When William finally saw his doctor, a neurological exam revealed few abnormalities. He had no paresis,
and the muscle tone in his extremities was normal. However, when he spoke William always seemed to be
shouting, and yet there was no evidence of a hearing defi cit.

William was referred for a full neuropsychological evaluation. Te team evaluating him noted that his
voice was abnormally loud, explosive, and quite dysprosodic. William continued to show diffi cult