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Aphasia and Related Cognitive-Communicative Disorders, 1st edition

  • G Albyn Davis

Published by Pearson (August 8th 2013) - Copyright © 2014

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Aphasia and Related Cognitive-Communicative Disorders (2-downloads)

ISBN-13: 9780132893107

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Table of contents

1   INTRODUCTION TO ACQUIRED LANGUAGE DISORDERS

Diagnosing aphasia

Describing aphasia

Explaining aphasia

Studying aphasia

Treating aphasia

Summary and conclusions

 

  2   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

 

  3   INVESTIGATING LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENTS

Word processing

Detecting sentence comprehension deficits

Explaining sentence comprehension deficits

Word finding and retrieval

Sentence production and agrammatism

Summary and conclusions

 

  4   INVESTIGATING COMMUNICATION AND PARTICIPATION

Cognitive pragmatics

Prosody

Nonverbal modalities

Discourse and text

Conversation

Communication partners

Life participation

Summary and conclusions

 

  5   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

 

  6   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

 

 7   RECOVERY AND PROGNOSIS

Stroke

Recovery of language

Approaches to prognosis

Type of stroke

Severity of impairment

Type of impairment

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