So far, we’ve had two videos in our “What is Aphasia?” series: primary progressive aphasia and Wernicke’s aphasia. Today, we’re introducting a third form of aphasia: Broca’s aphasia.

So What is Broca’s Aphasia?

As the video states, Broca’s aphasia comes on suddenly, the result of a brain injury or stroke. It affects a person’s ability to speak and write. While people with this form of aphasia may understand everything said to them, they have difficulty finding words to express themselves or answer questions.

Sometimes they’re only able to speak in short phrases or one or two words at a time because speech takes effort. This leads to a lot of frustration. They know what they want to say, but they’re unable to say it.

The video provides background information about Broca’s aphasia as well as communication tips.

Thank you for helping us share these videos and get them out to the general public. We are so appreciative when you share them on social media platforms, direct email, or clinic newsletters. As we said at the end of our Aphasia Awareness Month video, we could all use more understanding in this world.