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Here is a quick mnemonic “TELEGRAPHIC SPEECH to remember about Broca’s Aphasia

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Broca’s Aphasia : How To Remember Easily ?

  • T – Telegraphic (characteristic of speech in Broca’s aphasia)
  • E – Enriched in meaning-appropriate nouns
  • L – Labored speech
  • E – Impoverished in function words
  • G – Grunt or single-word output
  • R – Reduced to pithy and informative phrases
  • A – Agrammatism (abnormal word order and inappropriate deployment of bound morphemes)
  • P – Pauses for word-finding
  • H – Hemiparesis or hemiplegia (associated neurologic deficits)
  • I – Impaired naming and repetition
  • C – Comprehension intact except for difficult syntactic structures
  • S – Syntactically difficult sentences
  • P – Profoundly depressed and easily frustrated
  • E – Expressive or motor disorder
  • E – Essentially, insight preserved
  • C – Comprehension deficit in decoding syntax
  • H – Hemispheric infarction of Broca’s area (common cause)


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