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Family Guide to Surviving Stroke and Communication Disorders

ISBN-10: 0763751057
ISBN-13: 9780763751050
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Dennis C. Tanner
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Book details

List price: $97.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 7/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 295
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

The Family Guide to Surviving Stroke and Communication Disorders, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide for families of stroke survivors, speech pathologists and rehabilitation specialists, and counselors who respond to the needs of stroke survivors and their families. Through non-technical terms, case studies, questions and answers, and examples, this book engages all readers on a journey toward understanding, healing, and persevering after a stroke.

Acknowledgments
Preface
About the Author
Murphy's Inner World of Aphasia: A Short Story
Stroke and the Ability to Communicate
The Talking Animal
The Brain and the Power of Speech
The Brain Operates Holistically
The Special Case of Left-Handed People
Speech and Language Centers of the Brain
Blood Supply to the Brain
Strokes
Loss of Language
The "Big Three" Communication Disorders
Aphasia: More Than a Speech Disorder
Aphasia Disrupts All Avenues of Communication
Three General Types of Reading Problems
Most Aphasic Individuals Write Like They Speak
Simple Arithmetic Impairment in Aphasia
Use and Understanding of Gestures
Broca's Aphasia
Automatic Speech
Wernicke's Aphasia
Types of Naming Mistakes: Rhyme and Reason
Awareness of Naming Mistakes and the Ability to Correct Them
Motor Speech Disorders
Apraxia of Speech: A Tangled Tongue
The Speech-Programming Computer
Dysarthria: The Paralyzed Tongue
The Muscle-Regulating Computers
The Coordinating Computer
Other Computer Malfunctions
Complications
Exaggerated Emotions
Panic Attacks
Difficulty Shifting Thoughts
Echoed Speech
Perceptual Disorders
Loss of Half the World
Eating Problems
Loss of Awareness
Coma
Disorientation
Confusion or Aphasic Naming Errors
Memory Problems
Attention
Storage
Recall
Human Memory Banks and Libraries
Amnesia Before and After the Stroke
Accurate Diagnosis of Memory Deficits
Behavioral Problems
Improving Awareness
Reality Orientation
Thinking Without Language
What Is Thinking?
Problem-Solving and Free-Floating Thought
Units of Thought
Images
Words
Other Kinds of Thinking
Higher Level Thinking
Mr. Robinson
Depression and the Stroke Survivor
More Than Sadness
Crying and the Nature of Depression
Feelings of Guilt and Worthlessness
Self-Esteem
The Patient's Self-Concept: Images and Definitions
Improving Body Image
The Value of Praise
Allow a Wide Range of Emotional Expression
Label the Disorders
Time Structuring
Counseling
Positive and Constructive Attitudes
Positive Environments
Antidepressant Medications
Anxiety and the Stroke Survivor
Fight or Flight Response
Anxiety Levels: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Anxiety and the Stroke Patient
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
Approach-Approach Conflicts
Avoidance-Avoidance Conflicts
Simple Approach-Avoidance Conflicts
Double Approach-Avoidance Conflicts
Coping with Anxiety
Avoidance
Escape
Ego Restriction
Defense Mechanisms
Calming the Seas
Maintaining Relationships
Bridging Troubled Waters
The Stroke Survivor's Perspective
Nonverbal Communication
Personal Space
Personal Territory
Touching
Body Language
Family Dynamics
Give and Take
Communication and Money
Communication and Social Activities
Communication and Family Routines
Intimate Communication
Accepting Unwanted Change
Dimensions of Loss
Psychological Separation
Loss of Objects
Loss of Self
The Process of Accepting Unwanted Change
The Road to Acceptance
'I Don't Believe It."
"Why Me?"
Grieving Depression
Acceptance
Helping the Grieving Process
Allow Control
Provide Perspective
Acknowledge the Losses
Listen Quietly
Avoid Rewarding Denial
Do Not Punish Anger
Avoid Bargaining
Do Not Provide Secondary Gains
Avoid Early Distractions
Provide Companionship during Depression
Speech and Language Rehabilitation
Re-ha-bil-i-ta-tion (re'ha-bil-i-ta-shun): The Therapeutic Restoration of Abilities to Optimal Levels Following an Injury
Self-Healing
Competent Clinicians
Certificates of Clinical Competence
The Value of Therapy
Evaluating Communication Disorders in the Stroke Patient
Categories and Labels
Formal Speech and Language Testing
Testing for Dysarthria
Testing for Apraxia of Speech
Testing for Aphasia
Testing for Swallowing Problems
Additional Evaluation Information
Philosophy of Treatment
The Role of the Speech-Language Clinician
Therapy for the Dysarthrias
Therapy for Apraxia of Speech
Therapy for Aphasia
Therapy for Swallowing Problems
The Aphasic Patient's Bill of Rights
Questions and Answers
Profiles in Recovery
Stroke Survivor "Christine," Husband "Darrel," and Son "Alan" Emotional Lability
Stroke Survivor "Allison" and Husband "Stephen" Homonymous Hemianopsia and Visual Neglect
Grandfather "Earnest" and his Extended Family Religious Healing Ceremony
Multiple Stroke Survivor "Verne" and Wife "Nancy" Memory Problems and Higher Level Mental Processing Deficits
Stroke Survivor "Joan" and Husband "Carl" Post-Stroke Clinical Depression-Anxiety Disorder
Stroke Victor "LeRoy" Acceptance
The Silent Tongue (aphasia)
Murphy's Inner World of Aphasia: "Beth's Story"
Resources
Aphasia Support Group Resources
Aphasia Support Groups and Associations
Glossary
Index

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