Buried words

I’ve just found a fantastic video that explains the speech-impairing disorder aphasia to children of all ages.

Its called ‘The Treasure Hunt’ and was created by speech pathologist Shiree Heath and it went on to win first place in the Society for Neuroscience’s video competition.

The video combines a cartoon treasure hunt with recordings of a real-life aphasia patient who seems to be affected by a type of anomic aphasia where affected people have trouble with saying names of objects or items.

It’s worth noting that this is only one of many types of speech-affecting aphasias that are possible after brain damage, although this is perhaps the one that has been most delightfully described so far.

Link to The Treasure Hunt video (via @mocost)

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