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- adj. Not fluent.
He noted that there is a period in the lives of all children when they become ‘nonfluent’ and are unable to say what they want to say without stammering.
There are three recognized subtypes of FTLD: a behavioral subtype called frontotemporal dementia and two language subtypes, called progressive nonfluent aphasia and semantic dementia.
Boeve BF, Dickson D, Duffy J, Bartleson J, Trenerry M, et al. (2003) Progressive nonfluent aphasia and subsequent aphasic dementia associated with atypical progressive supranuclear palsy pathology.
In Broca's aphasia the speech is nonfluent; it often appears laboured with any interruptions and pauses.
The clinician’s initial assessment of the patient’s speech is to determine whether it is fluent or nonfluent, labored or nonlabored.