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a·pros·o·dy

(ă-pros'ō-dē),
Absence, in speech, of rhythm and the normal variations in pitch and stress.
[G. a- priv. + prosōdia, voice modulation]
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a·pros·o·dy

, aprosodia (ā-pros'ŏ-dē, ā-prō-sō'dē-ă)
Complete loss of speech intonation patterns, usually due to a neurologic disorder.
See also: dysprosody
[G. a- priv. + prosōdia, voice modulation]
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aprosody

(ā″pros′ŏ-dē) [ ¹an- + prosody]
Absence of normal variations of pitch, rhythm, and stress in the speech.
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Following lesion to the right dorsolateral area, a transcortical motor aprosodia is expected (Ross, 1981), whereas a left-sided dorsolateral lesion will produce a decline in verbal fluency on word generation tasks and so-called extrasylvian (transcortical) motor aphasia (Ardila, 2014; Berthier, 1999).
The aprosodias: Functional-anatomical organization of the affective components of language in the right hemisphere.
Finalmente, la APPlp se caracteriza por una fluidez que, aunque conservada, esta disminuida, dadas las pausas anomicas (de busqueda de la palabra), parafasias fonemicas, dificultades motoras y aprosodia. La nominacion esta parcialmente afectada, aunque sus habilidades semanticas y la comprension de palabras estan intactas.
It is characterized by disturbances of executive functions, visual-spatial disorganization, emotional dysregulation (blunting of affect and disinhibited and inadequate behavior), and language deficits (agrammatism and aprosodia) [5].
* expressing or comprehending nonverbal components of language such as pitch, volume, or rate of speech (aprosodia)
Expressive aprosodia, caused by right-hemisphere brain damage, is the inability to change one's voice to express common emotions like joy, anger, and sadness.
SSRI withdrawal) Present or Aprosodia Mood lability excessive Affective blunting Explosiveness or flat affect Excessive tendency Facial akinesia to cry Inability to cry
The first group includes reports on the potential effects of new treatments for poststroke aprosodia, apraxia of speech, spatial-cognitive disorders, and word retrieval in aphasia.
Abstract--Expressive aprosodia is an impaired ability to change one's voice to express common emotions such as joy, anger, and sadness.
Key words: aprosodia, cognitive-linguistic treatment, dysarthria, emotional prosody, expressive, imitative treatment, memory, receptive, rehabilitation, right-hemisphere damage, traumatic brain injury.
investigated three treatments for expressive aprosodia secondary to right-hemisphere stroke in a 62-year-old man: a prosody repetition strategy, a cognitive-linguistic self-cueing strategy, and a facial expression cross-cueing strategy [3].