Understanding The 7 Types of Aphasia

As a Graduate Student, I became fascinated by learning the different types of Aphasia.  Understanding the different types,  provide the building blocks to effective treatment.Listed below are the 7 different types of aphasia:1.        Broca's aphasia2.        Transcortical motor aphasia3.       Global aphasia4.       Wernicke's aphasia5.       Transcortical sensory aphasia6.       Anomic aphasia7.       Conduction aphasiaOut of these 7 types of aphasia, they can then be broken down by fluency (fluent or non-fluent) and then furthermore by ability to repeat words and auditory comprehension skills. Personally, that's when I think it can get confusing because once the categories are separated by fluency, the remaining aphasias have a lot of common presenting characteristics.So while I was in graduate school at Adelphi, I created a graph from my notes in order to understand and remember the very distinct characteristics amongst the types of aphasia.The graph is provided for your enjoyment in the link below and hopefully help you help your patients in the future!ClassificationofAphasiaIf you have any thoughts or comments, I'd love to hear from you.  Please use the comment box below.About the Author:Originally from Coral Springs, FL Britney Minutillo, SLP-CCC is a graduate of Penn State University and Adelphi University where she received a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology. Britney joined the team at Language Fundamentals in 2017 in the medical speech pathology field in Skilled Nursing Facilities and subacute rehab centers  providing a variety of speech/language, cognitive communication and dysphagia evaluations and treatments. She is fluent in American Sign Language.