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Broca’s and Wernicke’s Aphasia Defined by IDEA as a speech or language impairment Caused by damage to the left hemisphere of brain: Damage to the temporal lobe results in Wernicke’s Aphasia Damage to the frontal lobe results in Broca’s Aphasia Can be caused by one of many possibilities: By stroke- when blood doesn’t get to brain cells and they die Can form slowly over time Severe blows to the head Brain tumors Brain infections Individuals can have expressive problems: difficulty with the production of language Individuals can have receptive problems: difficulty with understanding language Wernicke’s Aphasia: people may speak in long sentences that have no meaning, add unneces-
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Unformatted text preview: sary words, and even create made-up words Brocas Aphasia: people may speak in short sentences that make sense but take a long time to produce. They might forget short words like is, and or the. Teachers should simplify language- use uncomplicated sentences Key words should be written down Distractions in the classroom should be minimized PECS books and other technology should be brought into the classroom (if necessary) to help students communicate Individualized language plans to set long-term and short- term goals for students...
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2010 for the course EDSP 376 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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