Andrea Romero-Marquez Broca's Aphasia

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1 Courtney Lucca The two types of aphasia discussed in class is non-fluent aphasia and fluent aphasia. Aphasia can occur when there is damage to the left hemisphere of the brain, which is the language center of the brain. People with non-fluent aphasia will say or sign random words, there will be little or no function words/signs, similar to the telegraphic stage of language development. People with fluent aphasia will be able to produce sentences with function words, but the sentences will contain miss-selected words/signs.
1 Andrea Romero-Marquez Broca's Aphasia occurs from damage to the inferior frontal gyrus and affects speech production, which is why it is sometimes referred to as "non-fluent aphasia." People with Broca's aphasia are completely aware of their inability to produce speech fluently, so they often become frustrated. Wernicke's Aphasia occurs from damage to the …show more content…

Broca's aphasia involves mostly slow speech that takes a lot of effort and is made of a lot of nouns without connections or flow between them. This occurs because there aren't a lot of function or "movement" words and paraphasias occurs when there are a lot of phonological errors produced. Fluent aphasia has many word choice errors but sentences seem to be able to flow along in a somewhat normal matter. Grammatical morphemes and words are produced but there are errors and nonsense words produced.
1 Priscilla Jimenez The two most common types of aphasia is Broca's and Wernicke's aphasia. Broca's aphasia is known as non-fluent because a patient has difficulty retrieving and producing fluent speech. Instead a Broca's aphasia patient produces slow speech and "telegraphic" skipping function words and grammatical morphemes. Wernicke's aphasia is known as fluent aphasia because the patients have no idea producing speech it just does not make sense and even made up

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that aphasia can occur when there is damage to the left hemisphere of the brain, which is the language center.
  • Explains that broca's aphasia is non-fluent, meaning that when someone asks someone with it, they respond with random words that don't make sense to the question being asked, while wernicke’s is fluent.
  • Explains that broca's aphasia is characterized by grammatical morphemes and function words, while wernicke’s is fluent.
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