A 44-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

had stroke. what type of aphasia is this?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
24 years experience Geriatrics
There are few: Expressive aphasia (broca's) inability to produce language; receptive aphasia - unable to speak meaningful words (some people can do both expressive and receptive aphasia); global aphasia - unable to communicate completely you would need to clarify with neurologist or speecn therapist about specific type of aphasia.
Answered on Jun 23, 2012
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Haug
13 years experience Neurology
Usually R side.: Whereas stroke in the left hemisphere can affect a patient's ability to speak or to understand the words of speech, strokes in the right hemisphere (e ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
24 years experience Geriatrics
It varies: It is recommended to have a speech/langauage therapist to work with stroke patients with aphasia. Have the therapist to educate loved ones or family m ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
15 years experience Neurosurgery
Speech/language: Aphasia is an impairment of language or speech that can occur following any type of injury (trauma, tumor, stroke, infection) which involves one the s ... Read More
5
5 thanks
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Possibly: Aphasia can occur when certain parts of the dominant hemisphere are injured, such as with a stroke, either hemorrhagic or ischemic. Different types of ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month