What is aphasia communication?
Aphasia is loss of the ability to understand or express spoken or written language. It commonly occurs after strokes or traumatic brain injuries. It can also occur in people with brain tumors or degenerative diseases that affect the language areas of the brain.
What are the two types of Aphasias?
There are two broad categories of aphasia: fluent and nonfluent, and there are several types within these groups. Damage to the temporal lobe of the brain may result in Wernicke’s aphasia (see figure), the most common type of fluent aphasia.
What are the Nonfluent Aphasias?
This is also called Broca’s or nonfluent aphasia. People with this pattern of aphasia may understand what other people say better than they can speak. People with this pattern of aphasia struggle to get words out, speak in very short sentences and omit words. A person might say, “Want food” or “Walk park today.”
How does aphasia affect communication?
Aphasia affects your ability to speak and understand what others say. It can also affect your ability to read and write. It happens when you’re no longer able to understand or use language. Aphasia is a common problem after stroke and around a third of stroke survivors have it.
How do you distinguish Aphasias?
Aphasia is broken down into two categories:
- Nonfluent aphasia. Speech is difficult or halting, and some words may be absent. However, a listener can still understand what the speaker is trying to say.
- Fluent aphasia. Speech flows more easily, but the content of the message lacks meaning.
What types of Aphasias are there?
Types of Aphasia
- Global Aphasia. Global aphasia is the most severe type of aphasia.
- Broca’s Aphasia. Broca’s aphasia is also called non-fluent or expressive aphasia.
- Mixed Non-Fluent Aphasia.
- Wernicke’s Aphasia.
- Anomic Aphasia.
- Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA)
What is nonfluent speech?
Page 1. Nonfluent. Speech production is halting and effortful. Grammar is impaired; content words may be preserved.
What does nonfluent speech mean?
Aphasia is broken down into two categories: Nonfluent aphasia. Speech is difficult or halting, and some words may be absent. However, a listener can still understand what the speaker is trying to say.