WENDY MURPHY: Gabby Giffords teaches us all to speak

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March 16th, 2013

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Jerome Kaplan, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, Aphasia Resource Center

Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords has been in the news a lot lately, speaking out against gun violence…

Expert quote:

“People who don’t understand aphasia see someone who can’t get the words out and they assume they’re deaf or unintelligent. Aphasia is not a disorder of thought or intellect, but rather, is a disorder of language. The person knows what he or she wants to say but struggles to find the words, or the words just don’t come out at all.”

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