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Broca Aphasia Essay

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Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. Aphasia is always due to injury tote brain-most commonly from a stroke, particularly in older individuals. But brain injuries resulting in aphasia may also arise from head trauma, from brain tumors, or from infections (National Aphasia Association)
Broca's aphasia (‘Non-fluent aphasia') is a form of aphasia, speech output is severely reduced and is limited mainly to short utterances of less than four words. Vocabulary access is limited and the formation of sounds by persons with Broca's aphasia is often laborious and clumsy. The person may understand speech relatively well and be able to read, but be limited in writing.
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Communicative intent is the “Intent to convey a message distinguishes communication from non-communicative speech, verbalizations and gestures. When the child anticipates an outcome from his communication, regardless of the form (i.e.: speech, gesture, etc.), he demonstrates intent” (Stokes, 1999)
Global Aphasia is the most severe form of aphasia, and is applied to patients who can produce few recognizable words and understand little or no spoken language. Persons with Global Aphasia can neither read nor write. Global aphasia may often be seen immediately after the patient has suffered a stroke and it may rapidly improve if the damage has not been too extensive. However, with greater brain damage, severe and lasting disability may result. National Aphasia Association)
Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) is written statement for each child with a disability, developed, reviewed, and revised by a team that includes parents, teachers, administrators, and other relevant personnel, according to the requirements of IDEA (U.S. Department of Education,
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