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What is fluent aphasia?

In Wernicke's aphasia, the ability to grasp the meaning of spoken words and sentences is impaired, while the ease of producing connected speech is not very affected. Therefore Wernicke's aphasia is also referred to as 'fluent aphasia' or 'receptive aphasia'. Reading and writing are often severely impaired.

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Similarly, you may ask, what is the difference between fluent and Nonfluent aphasia?

('non-fluent aphasia') In this form of aphasia, speech output is severely reduced and is limited mainly to short utterances of less than four words. Broca's aphasia is often referred to as a 'non fluent aphasia' because of the halting and effortful quality of speech.

Also, what is Broca's aphasia and Wernicke's aphasia? People with Wernicke's aphasia are often unaware of their spoken mistakes. Another hallmark of this type of aphasia is difficulty understanding speech. The most common type of nonfluent aphasia is Broca's aphasia (see figure). People with Broca's aphasia have damage that primarily affects the frontal lobe of the brain.

Correspondingly, what does non fluent aphasia mean?

This type of aphasia is also known as non-fluent or expressive aphasia. Patients have difficulty producing grammatical sentences and their speech is limited mainly to short utterances of less than four words. Individuals with this type of aphasia may be able to read but be limited in writing.

What are the symptoms of Wernicke's aphasia?


  • string words together to make sentences that don't make sense.
  • make up words that have no meaning.
  • be unaware of the mistakes in their speech.
  • deliver words in a normal melodic line, even though the content may not make any sense.
  • articulate their words normally.
  • have difficulty repeating phrases.

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