What Type of Aphasia
What the Person Has Trouble Doing
What the Doctor Might Ask
How a Person With Aphasia Might Answer*
Answers to questions are given hesitantly but are sensible.
“What is this a picture of?” (dog barking)
"D—d—d—dg, eh, no...d-d... damn...p-p-pet, yeah, yeah, pet, pet, pet...b—b—...makes noise.”
Answers to questions are given fluently but are nonsensical.
“How are you today?”
“When? Easy for my river runs black boxes wizzel abata on when boobles come.”
Words, phrases, and sentences spoken or written by others cannot be repeated, and people often use the wrong words, although they can speak fluently.
Repeat the following: “No ifs, ands, or buts about it.”
“No nifs nand nor but...”
Naming things is difficult.
“What is this?” (pointing to a jacket lapel, watch band, or pen)
“What you wear, thing for time, you write with it."
*Doctors can usually identify the type of aphasia based on how the person answers a few questions. The answers listed are typical for people who have a specific type of aphasia.