What is Conduction Aphasia?
Conduction aphasia is a language disorder characterized by frequent phonemic paraphasias with attempts at self-correction, impaired verbatim repetition, a deficit in phonological short-term memory, and naming difficulties in the presence of otherwise fluent and grammatical speech output (Buchsbaum, Baldo, Okada, Berman, Dronkers, D’Esposito, and Hickok, 2011).
•Good auditory comprehension
•Difficulty with word finding
•Paraphasic errors (more phonemic/literal type)
•Hesitations in speech but fluent
•Good recognition of errors with attempts to self-correct
•Use of complex syntactic structures in spontaneous speech
•Marked difficulty with repetition (especially with multisyllabic words and longer sentences)