An update to last year’s blog post, by popular demand from friends, colleagues, and many Internet strangers! Now that Hodor's story has been fully explained, we once again return to the question: does Hodor have aphasia?
Don't get me wrong, I love it when speech pathology topics make mainstream pop culture news. Many communication disorders are unknown and/or are poorly understood in the general populace, so it's great to get a conversation going.
However, when those conversations serve to perpetuate misinformation and stigma, that ain't gonna fly.
In anticipation of last night's premiere of HBO's Game of Thrones Season 5, Business Insider published an article about the ubiquitous and beloved character Hodor: "This is the actual condition that makes 'Game of Thrones' Hodor 'hodor'".