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Communication Disability in Aging Prevention to Intervention

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ISBN-10: 0769300154

ISBN-13: 9780769300153

Edition: 2003

Authors: Linda Worrall, Louise M. Hickson

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This manual presents state-of-the-art theory and practical information on the management of communication disability in older adults. The role of speech-language pathologists and audiologists in prevention and intervention is covered in detail with a realistic view of multidisciplinary care settings. Readers receive a strong foundation for understanding the impact of the environment, social and medical, as well as the aging and disease processes that affect communication of older adults. Emphasis is placed on going beyond knowledge of the impairment to understanding the consequence of the communication disability on the quality of daily life.
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Book details

List price: $99.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 2/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 420
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

How to Use this Text
About the Authors
Introduction to Aging and Communication
Theoretical Foundations of Communication Disability in Aging
Models of Practice in the Management of Older People With Communication Disabilities
Communication Changes with Age
Communication and Swallowing Impairments
Communication Activity Limitations
Participation and Quality of Life
Practice in Different Gerontological Settings
The Community Environment
The Hospital Setting
The Residential Care Environment for the Aged
Implications for Theory, Practice, and Policy
List of Appendices
Chapter 5 Appendixes
Communicative Activities Checklist
Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly
Self-Assessment of Communication
Nursing Home Hearing Handicap Index (NHHHI): SelfVersion for the Resident, & Nursing Home Hearing Handicap (NHHHI): StaffVersion
Denver Scale of Communication Function--Modified
Client-Oriented Scale of Improvement
Chapter 6 Appendixes
Social Activities Checklist (SOCACT)
Short Form-36 Health Survey
Rand Social Health Battery
Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey
Ryff Survey (Condensed) "How I Feel About Myself"
Chapter 7 Appendixes
An example of a reflective activity from the Keep on Talking program
An example of an information handout from the Keep on Talking program
Summary Action Plan from the Keep on Talking program
Social/Communication activities table from the Keep on Talking program
Example of a completed Social/Communication activities table from the Keep on Talking program
Adult Aural Rehabilitation Group Outline
Outline of the first session of the Active Communication Education program
Outline of the module on conversation in noise from the Active Communication Education program
Examples of communicative activities from the Functional Communication Therapy Planner (Worrall, 1999)