Clinical Aspects of Dysphasia

Clinical Aspects of Dysphasia

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ISBN-13: 9783709186077
Publisher: Springer Vienna
Publication date: 01/24/2012
Series: Disorders of Human Communication , #2
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1981
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

I. Examination of the Dysphasic Patient.- A. General Clinical Considerations.- B. Brief, Clinical (Bedside) Examination for Dysphasia.- C. Clinical Guide to Classification of Dysphasic Syndromes.- D. Formal Language Evaluation.- 1. Five Aspects of Assessment in Dysphasia.- Dysphasia Testing as an Inventory of Language Input and Output Modalities.- Linguistic Aspects of Dysphasia Testing.- Diagnostic Aims of Dysphasia Testing.- The Dysphasia Examination as a Case Study.- Quantitative Aspects of Assessment.- 2. Non-Language Aspects of Assessment.- Non-Specific Indicators.- Specific (Localizing) Non-Language Deficits.- 3. Assessment and Therapy.- 4. The Formal Dysphasia Examination.- a) The Free Conversational Sample.- b) The Evaluation of Auditory Comprehension.- c) The Assessment of Productive Speech.- d) Repetition.- e) Tests of Word Retrieval.- f) Reading.- g) Examination of Writing Ability.- 5. Testing for Dyspraxia.- 6. Beyond the Formal Examination.- II. Clinical Features of Dysphasic Syndromes.- A. Introduction.- B. Neuroanatomical and Neurophysiological Considerations.- C. Dysphasia with Repetition Disturbance.- 1. Broca’s Dysphasia.- 2. Wernicke’s Dysphasia.- 3. Conduction Dysphasia.- 4. Global Dysphasia.- 5. Aphemia.- 6. Pure Word Deafness.- D. Dysphasia without Repetition Disturbance.- 1. Transcortical Dysphasias.- 2. Transcortical Motor Dysphasia.- 3. Transcortical Sensory Dysphasia.- 4. Mixed Transcortical Dysphasia.- 5. Anomic Dysphasia.- 6. Dysphasia from Left Subcortical Lesions.- E. Disturbances of Reading and Writing.- 1. Dyslexias.- Disorders of Written Language Associated with Dysphasia: Dysphasic Dyslexia.- Dyslexia with Dysgraphia in the Absence of Dysphasia.- Dyslexia without Dysgraphia (Pure Dyslexia, Agnostic Dyslexia).- 2. Dysgraphias.- F. Special Clinical Forms of Dysphasia.- 1. Crossed Dysphasia.- 2. Dysphasia in Polyglots.- 3. Dysphasia in Left-Handers.- 4. Dysphasia in Deaf-Mutes.- 5. Dysphasia in Dementia.- III. Therapy of Dysphasia in Adults.- A. Is Dysphasia Rehabilitation Effective?.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Measuring Response to Treatment.- 3. Studies of Dysphasia Treatment.- 4. Conclusion.- B. What Approaches to Dysphasia Rehabilitation Are Feit to Be Most Effective?.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Treatment of Global Dysphasia.- Specific Approaches to Global Dysphasia.- 3. Treatment of Non-Fluent Dysphasia.- Specific Approaches to Non-Fluent Dysphasia.- A Case Report of Treatment with Melodie Intonation Therapy.- 4. Treatment of Agrammatism.- 5. Treatment of Anomia.- 6. Treatment of Comprehension Disorders.- C. General Considerations for Dysphasia Rehabilitation.- 1. Group versus Individual Language Therapy.- 2. The Influence of Fatigue and Perseveration on Dysphasia Rehabilitation.- 3. The Influence of Reinforcement and Feedback on Dysphasia Rehabilitation.- 4. The Influence of Repetition on Dysphasia Rehabilitation.- 5. The Influence of Sensory Input Variables on Dysphasia Rehabilitation.- 6. Conclusion.- References.

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