receptive aphasia

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Noun1.receptive aphasia - aphasia characterized by fluent but meaningless speech and severe impairment of the ability understand spoken or written words
aphasia - inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion
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Conversely, those with receptive aphasia are generally unable to understand what is being said to them, but are able to speak.
Following the broadly used dichotomic classification (Weisenburg & McBride, 1935) of productive or expressive aphasia (Hebert, Racette, Gagnon, & Peretz, 2003), and receptive or comprehension aphasia (Francis, Clark, & Humphreys, 2003), the group of aphasic patients was divided into two groups, those showing production problems (productive aphasia group) and those with comprehension problems (receptive aphasia group).
TABLE Common causes of speech and language delays Autism Bilingualism Cerebral palsy Elective mutism Expressive language disorder Hearing loss Maturation delay (developmental language delay) Receptive aphasia Source: Leung A, et al.