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Unique disorder causes effortless speech with impaired meaning

Jul 23, 2016 By Jake Brannon

Aphasia is a communication disorder that occurs when someone damages the area of their brain responsible for comprehending language. While the patient can speak effortlessly and fluidly, the meaning of their words is hard to understand. Here, a speech language pathologist interviews stroke survivor Byron Peterson to show what fluent aphasia looks like in action.

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