What Is Paraphasia?
When speaking with someone with aphasia, you might notice that they say “week” when they mean “month,” or try to say “pen” but it comes out “ken.”
These types of errors are called paraphasias, and they are common in many types of aphasia. A paraphasia is the production of an unintended sound within a word, or of a whole word or phrase. It can be the substitution of one sound for another sound, using the wrong word, or transposing sounds within a long word.