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What exactly does it feel like to have broca's aphasia?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Trouble speaking: Broca's aphasia refers to an aphasia that usually occurs when a specific area of the brain suffers an injury, for example from a stroke or head injury. The left inferior frontal lobe is usually the area of concern. Patients have difficulty with speaking. They have full comprehension and know what they want to say, but cannot get the words out. It is a motor deficit and leads to the loss of speech.

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What does it feel like to have broca's aphasia? How can you support someone with it?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Broca aphasia: Broca aphasia is a stroke affecting the speech area. The patient can understand you but is not normally able to form speech or a sentence - with aggressive speech therapy there can be significant improvement

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