APHEMIA

n. Originally defined by French physician Pierre Paul Broca (1824-1880), this refers to a motor aphasia with nonfluency (i.e., lack of speech) but intact language functioning - as evidenced by intact writing abilities. This condition was later renamed Broca

APHEMIA: "A person with aphemia suffers from lack of speech but is able to write in a normal manner."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "APHEMIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/aphemia/ (accessed July 22, 2017).
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