Broca's Aphasia Research Paper

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According to the Miriam-Webster dictionary, aphasia is the “loss or impairment of the power to use or comprehend words usually resulting from brain damage.” This means that some type of injury, illness, or disease, has compromised structures within the brain and caused the loss of ability to form words and sentences or in understanding communication in general. People with aphasia have a variety of abilities and disabilities, ranging from difficulty with reading, writing, speaking, and understanding speech. The location of the damage to the brain is the key factor in determining what types of deficits the person may have. In addition, the extent of the damage is important in predicting how severe the damage is, as well as their ability to recover from it. Aphasia itself can be broken down into two main groups, fluent and nonfluent aphasias, with several subgroups within each. One subgroup of particular interest is Broca’s aphasia, a nonfluent aphasia that affects the process of speech production.…show more content…
Broca’s aphasia is a specific type of aphasia that most often results from damage to the regions surrounding Brodmann’s area 44 and 45 in the…show more content…
Studies have shown that such a technique is very useful in regaining lost ability, because the patient is forced to use the affected extremity. Pulvermuller et al. (2001) argued that a similar approach could be made with aphasic patients, who tend to use the least effortful manner of communication—which is often gestures, drawings, and sometimes writing. However, these patients need to enhance their verbal communication skills, even more than just the simple utterances that they know they can

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