Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Global Aphasia Symptoms

Symptoms of aphasia include:

Symptoms depend on the type of aphasia present.

Three types of aphasia include:
  • Broca's aphasia:
    • Person is able to understand speech, but is unable to form words properly
  • Wernicke's aphasia:
    • Person is unable to understand speech and forms words correctly, but sentences have no meaning
  • Global aphasia:
    • Person is completely unable to understand or communicate properly

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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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