Fluent Aphasia, Effortless Speech, No Meaning

Listen to Byron Peterson, a stroke survivor with fluent aphasia, speak with typically effortless speech with impaired meaning and poor comprehension in this interview with Megan Sutton, SLP from Tactus Therapy Solutions. Also know as Receptive aphasia and Wernicke’s aphasia, this is a type of aphasia in which an individual is unable to understand language in its written or spoken form. Even though they can speak using grammar, syntax, rate, and intonation, they typically have difficulty expressing themselves meaningfully through speech. People with receptive aphasia are typically unaware of how they are speaking and do not realize their speech may lack meaning.

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