Motor Aphasia

By Renée Grinnell

The inability to process thoughts into speech due to neurological damage; symptomology is similar to Broca’s aphasia, although those with motor aphasia may also be able to repeat words and phrases.

Example: An elderly man follows commands and communicates with gestures, but since his stroke, he can’t put his thoughts into words.

    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 24 Oct 2008