Talking about Aphasia: Living with Loss of Language after Stroke / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335199365
  • Publisher: Open University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,043,186
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on the authors
1 What is aphasia? 1
2 'Is frightened. Is frightened': the early experience of stroke and aphasia 9
3 'The thing is - what job?': work, leisure and aphasia 25
4 'Can I get a word in edgeways?': family friends and aphasia 44
5 'Lost in the undertow': health, social care and voluntary services for people with aphasia 63
6 'Everything seems a secret': information and aphasia 87
7 'Doing the inside work': the meaning of aphasia 101
8 'They cannot see it so how will they know?': aphasia and disability 117
9 'I'm fed up of saying I'm sorry': learning to live with aphasia 134
Appendix: About the project 139
Further reading 143
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2002

    Important reading for building an "aphasia-friendly" world

    Aphasia is an invisible disability. It has a profound impact on people's lives. This book is the first one I have seen that discusses the challenges of aphasia in the words of people who are living with it. If you are trying to wrap your head around the meaning of aphasia or want some insight into that world, read this book! It is written in plain English, free of jargon or professional language, with lots of life stories that illustrate the major points.

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