Language Intervention Strategies in Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders / Edition 5

Hardcover (Print)
Rent from
(Save 75%)
Est. Return Date: 07/24/2015
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 36%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $59.83
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 45%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (21) from $59.83   
  • New (12) from $64.97   
  • Used (9) from $59.83   


This thoroughly revised and updated Fifth Edition is the most comprehensive resource on aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders from the most distinguished authorities of our time. This classic text has been used by graduate speech language pathology students for over 25 years, and continues to be the definitive resource across the speech sciences for aphasia.

The book describes a wide range of intervention strategies including team treatment, group therapy, approaches for bilingual and culturally diverse clients, augmentative and alternative communication, and computer-assisted interventions. An important section addresses psychosocial/functional approaches to intervention. New to this edition are Activities for Discussion that encourage students to reflect on what they just read.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Aimee R Dietz, Ph.D.(University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences)
Description: An improvement in this edition of a compilation of both the history and the future of aphasia interventions is the increased support for the notion that aphasia is cognitively based. Additionally, this book provides the foundation for clinicians to learn about restorative and compensatory intervention approaches for people with aphasia and related disorders.
Purpose: The purpose of the fifth edition is to bring together significant thoughts on intervention and to stimulate further developments in the remediation of adults with aphasia, "according to the editor. She has successfully assimilated current research and continued development of intervention and assessment tools in the field of aphasia, traumatic brain injury (TBI), dementia, and right-hemisphere syndrome."
Audience: Clinicians of all levels are the target audience. The standalone chapters could be successfully used independently depending on the purpose of a class or a clinician's caseload. The editor and the contributing authors are respected aphasiology researchers and clinicians at heart.
Features: This book can serve as a guide to clinicians when planning the assessment of and intervention for people with aphasia, TBI, right hemisphere syndrome, and dementia. It helps readers to provide services that are embedded in a social construct regardless of the type of intervention (i.e., restorative, compensatory/augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), or combined). Some of the unique features include a description and examples of diagnostic and treatment SOAP notes and incorporation of Blackstone & Berg's Social Networks (2003) into the assessment chapter. The chapter on communication-based interventions also provides an up-to-date summary of the current state of the science of AAC and aphasia and offers ideas to help clinicians understand how restoration and compensation/AAC interventions can be jointly implemented from day one. An inconsistency that occurs throughout the book is the failure to provide current references in some instances. In some chapters, authors provide few, if any, updated references from the previous edition published in 2001. (It should be noted, however, that some chapters discuss important, historically based interventions that have not been extensively researched in recent years, such as Schuell's stimulation approach to rehabilitation.) In other chapters, authors have not updated incidence and prevalence numbers from the previous edition, while other authors have not updated references to include new treatment approaches that are now available.
Assessment: However, this fifth edition is the most comprehensive book available for clinicians of all levels seeking assessment and intervention ideas for people with aphasia and related disorders.
Marie E. Byrne
The third edition focuses primarily on treatment approaches and intervention strategies for adult aphasia. Also included are discussions of basic considerations in assessment of cerebrovascular accident, assessment of aphasia, assessment and remediation of related disorders, and professional issues of concern to the clinical aphasiologist. The purpose is ""to bring together significant thoughts on intervention and to stimulate further developments in the remediation of adult aphasic patients."" Intervention with adult aphasic patients is a challenging role for the speech-language pathologist. The information and thought-provoking discussion of issues will help the professional service provider meet that challenge. The book is most appropriate for graduate students in speech-language pathology and speech-language pathologists working with adult aphasic patients. Tables and illustrations within the text are helpful. References are current and relevant to issues and topics discussed. This book is an excellent resource for the graduate student in speech-language pathology as well as for the practicing clinician. It includes a broad range of topics within a very well structured organization. The contributors to this edited text are recognized experts within their areas. This third edition of this text offers revision of chapters appearing in earlier editions as well as new chapters. I would highly recommend this book.
New edition of a resource that brings together significant thoughts on the remediation of adult aphasic patients. Chapey (speech communication arts and sciences, Brooklyn College) presents 36 contributions that discuss basic considerations such as the incident of stroke and aphasia, the role of the aphasiologist, the neural basis of language assessment and intervention, and the assessment of language and communication; principles of language intervention; psychosocial and functional issues; traditional approaches to intervention; and remediation of disorders that frequently accompany or are related to or confused with aphasia (traumatic brain injury, right hemisphere damage, dementia, aphaxia, and dysarthria). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

5 Stars! from Doody
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781769815
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 6/15/2014
  • Edition description: Fifth
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1091
  • Sales rank: 262,616
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents


1. Introduction to Language Intervention Strategies in Adult Aphasia
2. Neural Basis of Language Disorders
3. Medical Aspects of Stroke Rehabilitation
4. Assessment of Language Disorders in Adults


5. Research Principles for the Clinician
6. Aphasia Treatment: Recovery, Prognosis, and Clinical Effectiveness
7. Delivering Language Intervention Services to Adults with Neurogenic Communication Disorders
8. Teams and Partnerships in Aphasia Intervention
9. Aphasia Assessment and Treatment for Bilingual and Culturally Diverse Patients


10. Life Participation Approach to Aphasia: A Statement of Values for the Future
11. Social Approaches to Aphasia Intervention
12. Environmental Systems Approach to Adult Aphasia
13. Treating Life Consequences of Aphasia's Chronicity
14. Group Therapy for Aphasia: Theoretical and Practical Considerations


15. Schuell's Stimulation Approach to Rehabilitation
16. Thematic Language Stimulation Therapy
17. Cognitive Stimulation: Stimulation of Recognition/Comprehension, Memory, and Convergent, Divergent, and Evaluative Thinking
18. Early Management of Wernicke's Aphasia: A Context-Based Approach
19. Rehabilitation of Subcortical Aphasia
20. Primary Progressive Aphasia
21. Critical Intervention for Global Aphasia
22. Cognitive Neuropsychological Approaches to Rehabilitation of Language Disorders: Introduction
23. Cognitive Approaches to Impairments of Word Comprehension and Production
24. Cognitive Neuropsychological Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment: Production and Comprehension of Sentences
25. Comprehension and Production of Written Words
26. Language Rehabilitation from a Neural Perspective
28. Language Oriented Treatment: A Psycholinguistic Approach to Aphasia
29. Treatment of Aphasia Subsequent to the Porch Index of Communicative Ability (PICA)
30. Augmentative and Alternative Communication for People with Aphasia
31. Melodic Intonation Therapy
32. Computer Applications in Aphasia Treatment


33. Communication Disorders Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury
34. Communication Disorders Associated with Right Hemisphere damage
35. Management of Neurogenic Communication Disorders Associated with Dementia
36. Nature and Treatment of Neuromotor Speech Disorders in Aphasia

APPENDIX 36.1  Consonant Production Probe

APPENDIX 36.2  Example of Lists of Balanced Multisyllabic Words

APPENDIX 36.3  Examples of Sentence Completion Items

APPENDIX 36.4 Metronome and Hand-tapping Treatment

APPENDIX 36.5 Eight-Step Continuum

APPENDIX 36.6 Original Sound Production Treatment Hierarchy

APPENDIX 36.7 Modified Sound Production Treatment

Author Index

Subject Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2014

    I graduated in 1996 with MS, CCC-SLP and over the years, have re

    I graduated in 1996 with MS, CCC-SLP and over the years, have referenced this book for my aphasia patients.  What I like about this book is that it not only provides vast amount of references for each topic, but it also touches on practical application , which is always appreciated.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)