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Thu Aug 11, 2016, 01:50 PM

 

This Speech Expert Thinks Trump Has A Disorder – Here’s Why (VIDEO)

For nearly 30 years, I was a licensed, certified speech/language pathologist. I spent hours analyzing the expressive language of my patients. I’m retired now, without a license, but I haven’t forgotten what I did every day.

I haven’t examined Donald Trump (R-N.Y.), but let me explain why I think Trump has either a language disorder, or another neurological problem.
1. Word Finding; Misusing Words

The first thing I’ve noticed with Trump is that he tends to slightly misuse words. In speech/language pathology, this is a word finding issue. In the current speech, Trump began by calling the Convention as a beautiful event. He complimented the speakers, saying:

“So many of the speakers were so amazing and really ground setting. Just ground setting.”

Clearly he meant “ground breaking,” but he didn’t notice.

Later he said that former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton’s (D-N.Y.) people “swamped” Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.). He seemed to mean that they mistreated him, which isn’t what “swamped” means.
2. Word Finding; Empty Words

People with word finding deficits rely on words with little meaning. They use phrases like “by the way,” or “believe me.” They depend heavily on empty words like “really” and “very,” and use a restricted list of adjectives. Trump uses the words “tremendous,””amazing,” and “nice,” none of which tells us anything.

People with this disorder repeat themselves a lot.

A small sample from today:

“Thank you very much. We had an amazing convention. It was one of the best. […] Ivanka was incredible last night.[…] It has been just an incredible four days.[…] Tiffany was amazing.”

“So, I will tell you, I think we’re gonna get a lot of his voters. Because of the trade issue. Because they understand. Because of the trade issue, I think we’re gonna get a lot of his voters.”
3. Expressive Language Organization

To speech/language pathologists, this means expressing one thought. It means beginning a thought and getting to the end. Trump speaks in sentence fragments. He begins a thought, but drops it and simply jumps ahead.

For example:

“Honestly, he should have done it. Because….nobody cares. And he would have been in better shape for four years from now if he’s … I don’t think … I don’t see him winning frankly anyway.

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http://www.liberalamerica.org/2016/07/22/this-speech-expert-thinks-trump-has-a-disorder-heres-why-video/

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Reply This Speech Expert Thinks Trump Has A Disorder – Here’s Why (VIDEO) (Original post)
Photographer Aug 2016 OP
MineralMan Aug 2016 #1
Photographer Aug 2016 #2
Doodley Aug 2016 #3
Nitram Aug 2016 #6
mopinko Aug 2016 #4
loyalsister Aug 2016 #5
world wide wally Aug 2016 #7
Vinca Aug 2016 #8
Photographer Aug 2016 #9

Response to Photographer (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 01:52 PM

1. Trump IS a disorder.

"Doc, I've had this trump on my junk for a couple of months. Could it be cancer?"

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 01:53 PM

2. LOL!

 

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 02:09 PM

3. I would love to watch Trump's fuming face as he reads this!

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Response to Doodley (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 02:37 PM

6. He doesn't read due to a different disorder.

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 02:17 PM

4. alzheimers.

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 02:19 PM

5. OR

maybe he has just gotten by without having social or other consequences for acting like a jerk? There was never a possibility that he would get fired, permanently thrown out of school, or that people would break loyalty since he could instantly fire them.
Then, he made a profession out of it. Right now there is no need to have manners or self monitor because he's the star of his own show.
The bigger problem with pathologizing this is letting people who act like him off the hook with a diagnosis. Ordinary people say the kind of stuff he says all the time. They aren't sick. They are rude, and seem to not worry about offending people. Nothing is too outrageous. Aside from the bigotry, another aspect of this pathology fetish is- would we really want that kind of behavior to be protected under ADA?

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 02:54 PM

7. Another example of why, because he has lots of money, nobody ever corrects him.

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Response to Photographer (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 02:58 PM

8. My husband just mentioned today that Trump seems to have a very limited vocabulary.

That seems to fit into #2 - word finding. Personally, I think he's got a combination of narcissistic personality disorder and early senile dementia, but since my medical education comes from google I'll defer to the speech pathologist.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 11, 2016, 03:01 PM

9. +1

 

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