Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Language Disorders

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-01-31
  • Publisher: Thieme Medical Pub

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Praise for the Second Edition: "Easy to read...chapters are well written...relevant and valuable...can be used as introductory literature...as well as provide refreshing readings for clinicians in the field."--Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology In Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Language Disorders - now in a concise, fully updated Fourth Edition - world-renowned authorities provide in-depth information on the characteristics and etiology of brain-based disorders. Succinct chapters cover the latest advances in the management of aphasia, traumatic brain injury, dementias, and right hemisphere syndrome. In this edition, for the first time, the expert authors present a modern approach that goes beyond traditional assessment and treatment to incorporate contemporary cultural, linguistic, and quality-of-life concerns. Features - Integrates the clinical and humanistic aspects related to aphasia in a way that accurately reflects how the discipline is being taught in classrooms today - Full-color illustrations of the brain and nervous system supplement expanded chapters on neuroanatomy and neurophysiology - Easy-to-read textboxes and review questions at the end of each chapter are ideal for quick reference and self-study The most comprehensive yet succinct resource available in the field today, this reference is a must-have for every student, resident, or practitioner involved in speech language pathology and the treatment of communication disorders.

Author Biography

Leonard L. LaPointe, PhD, is Francis Eppes Distinguished Professor of Communication Science Disorders; Faculty, Program in Neuroscience; Faculty, College of Medicine; Florida State University; Tallahassee, Florida.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Forewordp. xi
Contributorsp. xiii
Foundations and Practicalitiesp. 1
Brain Basicsp. 3
Humanistic Basics: Adaptation, Accommodation, and Aristosp. 9
Aphasia Theory, Models, and Classificationp. 27
Clinical Practice in Acute Care Hospital Settingsp. 48
Neuroimaging and Brain-Based Communication Disordersp. 59
Multicultural and Multi-Linguistic Issuesp. 69
Enhancing Quality of Lifep. 81
Assessment and Treatmentp. 93
Naming and Word-Retrieval Impairmentsp. 95
Comprehensionp. 111
Reading and Writing Impairmentsp. 121
Syntax and Linguistic-Based Approachesp. 141
Pragmatics and Discoursep. 156
Social and Life Participation Approaches to Aphasia Interventionp. 171
Assistive Technologyp. 185
Treatment Effectiveness and Evidence-Based Practicep. 197
Resources for Families and Cliniciansp. 211
Related Cognitive-Language Disordersp. 221
Right Hemisphere Damagep. 223
Dementiap. 233
Traumatic Brain Injury, Blast Injuries, and Multisystem Injuriesp. 251
Indexp. 267
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