Note – this is a personal account of Aphasia all people on the spectrum have different profiles. 🙂
Expressive aphasia (non-fluent aphasia) is characterized by the loss of the ability to produce language (spoken or written). It is one subset of a larger family of disorders known collectively as aphasia. Expressive aphasia differs from dysarthria, which is typified by a patient’s inability to properly move the muscles of the tongue and mouth to produce speech. Expressive aphasia contrasts with receptive aphasia, which is distinguished by a patient’s inability to comprehend language or speak with appropriately meaningful words. Expressive aphasia is also known as Broca’s aphasia in clinical neuropsychology and agrammatic aphasia in cognitive neuropsychology and is caused by developmental issues or damage to the anterior regions of the brain, including (but not limited to) the left posterior inferior frontal gyrus or inferior frontal operculum, also described as Broca’s area
Sometimes even now I “lose” words “within myself” this is to do with “internal verbal fragmentation” word would just escape from mind and I would have no interpretive words to express, so I would use movements and sounds to create my own language and that was both functional and meaningful to me
Auditory verbal agnosia (AVA), also known as pure word deafness, is the inability to recognize speech. Individuals with this disorder lose the ability to understand language, repeat words, and write from dictation. However, spontaneous speaking, reading, and writing are preserved. Individuals who exhibit pure word deafness are also still able to recognize non-verbal sounds.Sometimes, this agnosia is preceded by cortical deafness; however, this is not always the case. Researchers have documented that in most patients exhibiting auditory verbal agnosia, the discrimination of consonants is more difficult than that of vowels, but as with most neurological disorders, there is variation among patients.
Even now when people give me long litanies of verbal information the words will fragment back into “sounds” and I cannot process the words in real time it would be a mouth with sounds coming out of them but with no “meaning” – this at times can overwhelm and/or make me shutdown, ironically it is verbal overload which cases me the most pain.
Remember that language processing is diverse. 🙂
Paul Isaacs Adult with Autism 2014