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Expressive aphasia

Expressive aphasia is an aphasia caused by damage to Broca's area; it is also known as Broca's aphasia[?].

Speech is difficult to initiate, nonfluent, labored, and halting. Intonation and stress patterns are deficient. Language is reduced to disjointed words and sentence construction is poor; a person with expressive aphasia might say "Son ... University ... Smart ... Boy ... Good ... Good ... "

Comprehension[?] is actually good, and patients who recover go on to say that they knew what they wanted to say but could not express themselves.


Compare and contrast this with Wernicke's aphasia[?] / receptive aphasia.

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