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Aphasia and Related Cognitive-Communicative Disorders, 1st edition

  • G Albyn Davis
Aphasia and Related Cognitive-Communicative Disorders (Subscription)

ISBN-13: 9780133376388

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1st edition

Published byPearson (August 8th 2013) - Copyright © 2014

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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.

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

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