Aphasia and Related Cognitive-Communicative Disorders

ISBN-10: 0132614359

ISBN-13: 9780132614351

Edition: 2014

Authors: G. Albyn Davis

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In Aphasia and Related Cognitive-Communication Disorders, renowned author Albyn Davis gives graduate students and others pursuing a clinical career in adult language disorders, a comprehensive, up-to-date look at theory and practice in a balanced treatment of impairment-based and communication-based disorders. Written in a relaxed writing style, the book presents topics in an organized, logical progression that first provides an understanding of a disorder, next discusses assessment and diagnosis, and then treatment. Included are explanatory “walk-throughs” to make challenging concepts clear plus coverage of special topics including therapeutic software and other technologies, levels of evidence, neuroplasticity, new medical treatments, quality of life, and primary progressive aphasia.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 8/8/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Introduction To Acquired Language Disorders
Diagnosing aphasia
Describing aphasia
Explaining aphasia
Studying aphasia
Treating aphasia
Summary and conclusions
Neurological And Medical Considerations
Neuroanatomy, neurophysiology
Ischemic stroke
Hemorrhage
Tumor
Focal cortical atrophy
Clinical neurological examination
Clinical brain imaging
Syndromes of aphasia
Exceptional aphasias
Summary and conclusions
Investigating Language Impairments
Word processing
Detecting sentence comprehension deficits
Explaining sentence comprehension deficits
Word finding and retrieval
Sentence production and agrammatism
Summary and conclusions
Investigating Communication And Participation
Cognitive pragmatics
Prosody
Nonverbal modalities
Discourse and text
Conversation
Communication partners
Life participation
Summary and conclusions
Clinical Assessment And Diagnosis
The first visit
Standardized testing
Administering the formal test
Documenting syndromes: The Boston Exam
Syndromes quantified: The WAB-R
Psychometric constraints: The PICA
United Kingdom: CAT
Revival: Eisenson's Examining for Aphasia
Bedside screening and brief batteries
Diagnostic decisions
Aphasia in bilingual individuals
Summary and conclusions
Supplemental And Functional Assessments
Word comprehension
Model-based assessment of reading
Modular impairment: PALPA
Sentence comprehension
Word retrieval
Verbs: Comprehension and production
Speech disorders
Severe aphasia
Functional communication and outcomes
Overall functional outcome
Life satisfaction
Summary in brief
Recovery And Prognosis
Stroke
Recovery of language
Approaches to prognosis
Type of stroke
Severity of impairment
Type of impairment
Other factors
Bilingual recovery
The targeted prognosis
Explaining recovery
Summary and conclusions
Treatment Of Language Impairment
Rehabilitation team and settings
Getting started
Cognitive stimulation
Measurement and generalization
Word-finding and retrieval
Computer-assisted treatment
Efficacy of impairment-based treatment
The brain with treatment
Health care topics
Summary and conclusion
Specialized Treatments For Impairments
Studying individual cases
Sentence production
Asyntactic comprehension
Wernicke's aphasia
Conduction aphasia
Anomic aphasia
Reading impairments
Spelling impairments
Severe or global aphasia
Medical treatments
Summary and conclusions
Functional Rehabilitation And Participation
The clinical-functional gap
Functional stimulation
Adaptive language strategies
AAC: Alternative and augmentative communication
Interactive therapies
Life participation
Psychosocial adjustment
Summary and conclusions
Right Hemisphere Disorders
Clinical neuropsychology
Primary cognitive impairments
Secondary impairments
Cognitive pragmatics of RHD
Discourse
Conversation
Clinical assessment
Treatment
Recovery and outcomes
Summary and conclusions
Traumatic Brain Injury
Head trauma
Neuropsychological assessment
Primary cognitive impairments
Personality and behavior
Insight
Language
Discourse
Cognitive-communicative assessments
Cognitive rehabilitation
Recovery and outcomes
Summary and conclusions
Dementias And Progressive Aphasias
Diagnosis and assessment of dementia
Alzheimer's disease
Other causes of dementia
Dementia of Alzheimer's type (DAT)
Language with DAT
Communicative and cognitive rehabilitation
Medical treatments
Primary progressive aphasia
Summary and conclusions
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