Contribution of apraxia of speech and anomia to conversational dysfluency

Takeaway

  • Lesions in the insula and arcuate fasciculus correlate with apraxia of speech (AOS) and may contribute to dysfluency in individuals with aphasia.

Why this matters

  • Monitoring the extent of damage in the insula and arcuate fasciculus following a stroke may provide a more accurate prognosis and may help identify appropriate speech therapy strategies.