The third edition of the popular book Manual of Aphasia and Aphasia Therapy is now available. This comprehensive text covers the assessment and treatment of adult aphasia by speech-language pathologists. It is targeted at clinicians working with people with aphasia in acute and post-acute settings. It focuses on the theoretical and research underpinnings and the practical application of a wide range of treatment approaches.
The book is divided into 2 Sections:
Section I. Foundation of Aphasia and Related Disorders
Foundations and Descriptions
Section II. Systematic Speech-Language Pathology Approaches to the Treatment of Aphasia
Considerations for Aphasia Treatment
Impairment Based Therapies
A major revision, the Manual of Aphasia and Aphasia Therapy, Third Edition includes 10 new chapters with a significant amount of new, up-to-date information:
Aphasia in Special Populations: Neurodegenerative Syndromes
Aphasia in Special Populations: Traumatic Brain Injury
The Assessment of Aphasia Using a “Process Approach”
Aphasia Recovery & the Myth of the Aphasia Plateau
Introduction to Aphasia Therapy
Treatment of Aphasic Anomia
Treatment of Agrammatism in Aphasia and the Communicative Effectiveness Profile for Measuring Discourse Skills
Treatment of Reading Disorders in Aphasia
Living Well with Aphasia in the Community
Alternative Approaches to Aphasia Treatment
The Manual of Aphasia and Aphasia Therapy, Third Edition includes a DVD that contains printable forms, appendices from the text, the Test of Oral and Limb Apraxia, an observation rating form, and clinical materials. Video excerpts demonstrate treatment methods and assessment of individuals with various types of aphasia.
I have greatly enjoyed using this as the textbook for my neurogenic pathologies of language course. It is much more accessible than other textbooks - very easy to read and understand, but without watering down the information given. At times the organization seemed a little bit haphazard, but every chapter is packed with informative and relevant information. Definitely a good choice for students or general readers, and would likely be helpful for professionals or scholars as well. I know that I am planning on keeping it to use later in my profession.
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