Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Wernicke's Aphasia Broca's Aphasia

People with Broca's aphasia have damage to the front of the brain.

Individuals with Broca's aphasia often speak in short, meaningful phrases that are produced with great effort. For example, a person with Broca's aphasia may say "walk dog" meaning, "I will take the dog for a walk." The same sentence could also mean "You take the dog for a walk," or "The dog walked out of the yard."

People with Broca's aphasia are fully aware of their difficulties and often become frustrated trying to produce sentences.

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Last Updated: Jun 2, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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