Coping with Aphasia / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Cengage Learning
In clear, direct, easy-to-understand language, the author of this new book in Singular's popular Coping With Aging Series explains the nature of aphasia, a communication disorder that can disrupt the lives of not only those with aphasia but their families as well. Combining skill with compassion, the author describes in clear detail what the person with aphasia confronts over a duration of several years, and provides sound, constructive advice to the people with aphasia and their loved ones. It provides not only factual information important to understand aphasia, but a hopeful, insightful, and uplifting perspective on coping with a frustrating condition. Keywords: Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapist, OT, Aphasia
Table of Contents
Foreword by John C. Rosenbek, Ph.D., and Molly Carnes, M.D. Some Essentials Before Setting Out. What to Keep in Mind. What Aphasia is and is Not. What to Expect and How to Read the Road Maps Ahead. The Journey Itself. HospitalizationStarting Off! RehabilitationStriving to Improve! Leaving Formal CareGoing Home! One Year LaterFinding Your" Stride! Two Years LaterKeeping Life Meaningful and Rich! Side Trips. How the Brain Handles Speech, Language, and Communication. How Speech, Language, and Communication Change with Aphasia. What Causes Aphasia. What May Accompany Aphasia. What Can Be Done to Minimize Further Injury. Getting to Your Destination. Living Life Productively in Spite of Aphasia. Travel Aids and Guides. Appendix A: Glossary of Terms. Appendix B: Printed Resources. Appendix C: National, State, and International Agencies Associated with Stroke/Aphasia. Appendix D: Agencies of Businesses Providing Technical or Treatment-related Assistance, Materials, or Aids. Index.