Aphasia affects language, but not thinking

08/27/2008 | Forbes

People with aphasia caused by brain trauma think clearly but may be incapable of speaking clearly or understanding others. "There are patients who can fluently say something that sounds like a sentence, but it's just garbage," said speech-language pathologist Paul Rao. "It's one of the least understood disabilities in the world, because these people cannot communicate for themselves."

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