Verbal fluency commonly refers to the speed of speech. Normal verbal fluency is about 90 words per minute for a person with no disorder. The study of verbal fluency enables the diagnosis of language disorders and their characterization. The test involves asking a person to name a number of things very common such as 10 animal names. In some language disorders (in the absence of other disorders of higher functions: memory, understanding ...), this test is difficult and, if successful, longer than normal. Verbal fluency may be abnormal due to articulation problems, lexical poverty, an excess of speed, dysphasia
, neurological disorders, dementia
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