Aphasiology Disorders and Clinical Practice

ISBN-10: 0205480993
ISBN-13: 9780205480999
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
Authors: G. Albyn Davis
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Book details

List price: $171.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/29/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

The Second EDITION of Aphasiology: Disorders and Clinical Practice offers a uniquely balanced and comprehensive presentation of aphasia, encompassing both theoretical study and clinical practice. New to this EDITION: bull; bull;Updated information on many topics, such as functional assessments and treatments (including ethnography and outcome measures) and medical aspects and treatments keep the text current and competitive in the field. bull;A new chapter on dementias supplements current chapters on other cognitive disorders (right hemisphere dysfunction and traumatic brain injury). Each of these chapters includes additional information on rehabilitation as well as up-to-date information on current research. bull;Content has been reorganized within and between chapters to maximize readability and ease of use as a course text. bull;Psycholinguistics background has been restructured to improve efficiency and readability of the text. bull;Chapter 6 on ldquo;Special Investigationsrdquo; has been eliminated from this EDITION and its topics have been redistributed, improving the overall flow of the text. bull;Practice quizzes and website listings at the END of most chapters allow students to review what they have just learned and supplement their reading with additional online material.

Preface
Introduction to Acquired Language Disorders
Diagnosing aphasia
Describing aphasia
Explaining aphasia
Treating aphasia
Causes of the Aphasias
Stroke Ischemic stroke
Hemorrhage Tumor
Focal cortical atrophy
Clinical neurological examination
Clinical brain imaging
Localization and dissociation
Clinical syndromes of aphasia
Exceptional aphasias
Summary and conclusions
Clinical Assessment And Diagnosis
The first visit
Diagnostic decisions
Standard testing
Psychometric constraints: The PICA
Diagnosing syndromes: The Boston Exam
Numerical classification: The WAB
Diagnosing modular impairment: PALPA
Brief tests and bedside screening
Supplemental tests
Notes on interpretation
Martin Exeter's initial report
Summary and conclusions
Investigating Aphasia in General
Basic research in clinical aphasiology
Word processing
Sentence comprehension
Explaining sentence comprehension deficit
Object naming
Productive word-finding
Reading words
Aphasia in bilingual individuals
Summary and conclusions
Investigating Symptoms and Syndromes
Agrammatism Asyntactic comprehension
Anomic aphasia
Conduction aphasia
Wernicke's aphasia
Universal aphasia
Martin Exeter's aphasia
Summary and conclusions
Discourse and Communication
Pragmatic language
Discourse and text
Discourse comprehension with aphasia
Aphasic discourse production
Conversation
Nonverbal modalities
Overall functional status
Assessment of functional communication
Assessing life participation
Martin Exeter's functional skills
Summary and conclusions
Recovery and Prognosis
Stroke and functional outcomes
Measuring recovery of language
Approaches to prognosis
Type of stroke
Severity of impairment
Type of impairment
Other factors
Making the targeted prognosis
Bilingual recovery
Explaining recovery
Martin Exeter's recovery
Summary and conclusions
Principles of Language Restoration
Cognitive stimulation
Programmed stimulation
Measurement and generalization
Word-finding
Computer-assisted treatment
Group treatment
Efficacy of standard aphasia treatment
Medical treatments
Health care topics
Notes from the clinic
Summary and conclusions
Targeting Specific Disorders
Studying individual cases
Agrammatic production: Empirical treatments
Agrammatic production: Theory-driven treatments
Asyntactic comprehension
Wernicke's aphasia
Conduction aphasia
Anomic or mild aphasia
Reading impairments
Summary and conclusion
Functional Therapeutics
Philosophy: The clinical-functional gap
Functional stimulation
Compensatory behaviors
Interactive therapies
Life participation
The challenge of severe or global aphasia
Psychosocial adjustment
Documenting functional outcome
Martin's conclusion
Summary and conclusions
Right Hemisphere Disorders
Clinical neuropsychology
Awareness of deficits
Left neglect and reading
Visuospatial orientation
Constructional skills
Problems with sound
Emotion and prosody
Speaker meaning
Discourse
What is RHD syndrome?
Clinical assessment
Treatment
Recovery and outcomes
Summary and conclusions

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