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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 • Broca’s 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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