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You are asked to complete a neuropsychological assessment on a hospitalized client who was admitted for a brain

hemorrhage (bleeding). You ask the client to look at some images and name the objects (Boston naming Test). The client appears to understand you ask she gets comfortable and looks at the first image. She sees a very family object and says, "Uh...uh...uh...pencil. " She is correct and she knows it, as she smiles. The next image is also very familiar to her, but she says, "pencil,". She struggles and wants to write down the word instead. She does not come up the answer verbally, but she is able to write "cat", for the image of a lion. You next, show her an apple and she gets so frustrated that she will no longer participate in the test. That is okay, because there is enough evidence that she has damage to the area of the brain where language is produced/objects are named.

A. Which specific part of the client's brain was damaged by the hemorrhage?

B. In which lobe and hemisphere (side) of the brain is this area located?

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