Broca's aphasia

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    This is a multiple choice question that is in my manual, so I have the answer at the back of the manual. But, some of it doesn't match some of
    the textbook material. So, I present it here (I will supply the manual answer).
    In Broca's aphasia, the client:
    (1) is unable to understand what is being written
    (2) does not seem to understand what is being said
    (3) is able to verbally communicate
    (4) all of the above

    Broca's is expressive or motor aphasia. Some sources say that the person can understand the meaning of words, that comprehension is intact, comprehension is preserved. The person might have impaired ability to write (agraphia). Jarvis says that the person cannot express using language - language will be nonfluent speech in which the person uses nouns and verbs but few fillers - only garbled speech.

    The manual says that the correct answer is (4).

    My questions then - is the person able to verbally communicate? Is the person able to understand what is written? Does the person understand what is being said?
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    Quote from GingerSue
    This is a multiple choice question that is in my manual, so I have the answer at the back of the manual. But, some of it doesn't match some of
    the textbook material. So, I present it here (I will supply the manual answer).
    In Broca's aphasia, the client:
    (1) is unable to understand what is being written
    (2) does not seem to understand what is being said
    (3) is able to verbally communicate
    (4) all of the above
    ....

    The manual says that the correct answer is (4).
    That sounds like Wernicke's aphasia, not Broca's - maybe it's just an error in the manual?
    GingerSue likes this.
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    thanks,
    I had similar thought
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    Quote from kitsune01
    That sounds like Wernicke's aphasia, not Broca's - maybe it's just an error in the manual?
    I definately agree! I will start nursing school in August, but I am taking Anatomy 201 right now and we just covered that this week. It definately sounds like Wernicke's!
    GingerSue likes this.


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