Broca's aphasia


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Noun1.Broca's aphasia - aphasia in which expression by speech or writing is severely impairedBroca's aphasia - aphasia in which expression by speech or writing is severely impaired
aphasia - inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion
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A complication from his stroke was Broca's aphasia, which is a specific type of non-fluent aphasia.
The current study was planned to explore the outcomes of script training in a patient with Broca's aphasia through quantitative approach using a single-subject-multiple-baseline research design across behaviours.
Of the 625 patients who met the selection criteria, 165 patients had anomic aphasia, this corresponds to 26.40%, making it the second most common after Broca's aphasia (27.20%).
"Are you Broca's Aphasia? Because you leave me speechless."
Norton, "From singing to speaking: why singing may lead to recovery of expressive language function in patients with Broca's aphasia," Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol.
Other manifestations of patients with single ring enhancing CT lesions were hemiplegia (9.61%), headache due to raised intracranial pressure (7.69%), crural monoparesis (7.69%), acute confusional state (7.69%), Broca's aphasia (5.76%) and Broca's aphasia with upper limb weakness (3.85%).
Karcher, "Linguistic specific treatment: just for Broca's aphasia?" Aphasiology, vol.
From the clinical point of view, it is well known that damage restricted to Broca's area does not result in the classical Broca's aphasia; extension to the insula, lower motor cortex (including BA47), and subjacent subcortical and periventricular white matter is required (Alexander, Naeser, & Palumbo, 1990; Benson & Ardila, 1996).
This is also known as Broca's aphasia (attributed to the person who discovered the condition and the area of the brain that is thought to be affected) or nonfluent aphasia (as individuals with this type of aphasia exhibit great effort when attempting to speak).
Yet at times his speech would also be agrammatical, more reminiscent of a non-fluent aphasia such as a Broca's aphasia. Evaluations confirmed that language comprehension was intact, which suggested that the aphasia was expressive rather than receptive in nature.
People with Broca's aphasia are characterized as having suffered damage to the brain's frontal lobe and tend to speak in short, stilted phrases that often omit short connecting words such as "the" and "and."