Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder: Case Description and Information for Speech-Language Pathologists
adult, age, communication, disorder, disorders, language/linguistics, neuroscience/brain-behavior relationships, speech-language pathologists (SLPs)
Communication Disorders Quarterly
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is an acquired neurological disorder primarily affecting physical and visual functioning. There is a lack of empirical evidence in the existing literature about the nature of speech, language, and cognitive deficits associated with NMOSD. Hence, this case study provides assessment information about a 32-year-old female diagnosed with NMOSD who was administered the following formalized tests via teleconference: the Apraxia Battery for Adults–2nd edition, Cognitive Linguistic Quick Test, and Western Aphasia Battery-Revised. The participant, classified as having anomic aphasia, demonstrated good auditory and reading comprehension, writing difficulties, apraxia of speech, and mild difficulties with cognitive tasks requiring writing.
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
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Burda, Angela; Banwart, Courtney; Engels, Madison; Hogelucht, Heather; Lilly, Lauren; Mingus, Hallee; Nair, Deepthy; and Simon, Madison, "Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder: Case Description and Information for Speech-Language Pathologists" (2023). Faculty Publications. 5408.