Sign language aphasia due to left occipital lesion in a deaf signer.

Abstract:

:Localization of sign language production and comprehension in deaf people has been described as similar to that of spoken language aphasia. However, sign language employs a visuospatial modality through visual information. We present the first report of a deaf signer who showed substantial sign language aphasia with severe impairment in word production due to a left occipital lesion. This case may indicate the possibility of other localizations of plasticity.

journal_name

Neurology

journal_title

Neurology

authors

Saito K,Otsuki M,Ueno S

doi

10.1212/01.wnl.0000277455.08067.9c

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2007-10-02 00:00:00

pages

1466-8

issue

14

eissn

0028-3878

issn

1526-632X

pii

69/14/1466

journal_volume

69

pub_type

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