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Introduction to Neurogenic Communication Disorders / Edition 6

Introduction to Neurogenic Communication Disorders / Edition 6

by Robert H. Brookshire PhD, CCC/SP


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ISBN-13: 9780323016865
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 08/02/2002
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 7.52(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1Neuroanatomy and Neuropathology1
The Human Nervous System2
Neurologic Causes of Adult Communication Disorders35
2Neurologic Assessment51
The Interview and Physical Examination51
The Neurologic Examination53
Laboratory Tests78
Recording the Results of the Neurologic Examination86
3Assessing Adults Who Have Neurogenic Communication Impairments91
The Process of Assessment and Diagnosis92
Sources of Information About the Patient94
Interviewing the Patient110
Testing the Patient113
Behavioral, Cognitive, and Emotional Effects of Brain Injury114
Some General Principles for Testing Adults with Brain Injuries117
Purposes of Testing123
Managed Care and Assessment of Neurogenic Communication Disorders141
4Neuroanatomic Explanations of Aphasia and Related Disorders145
The Localizationists146
Language and Cerebral Dominance147
The Perisylvian Region and Language148
How the Brain Performs Language149
Patterns of Language Impairment151
Related Disorders164
Limitations of Connectionist Explanations of Aphasia and Related Disorders172
The Explanatory Power of Connectionist Models175
5Assessing Aphasia and Related Disorders179
Assessing Language and Communication179
Assessing Auditory Comprehension193
Assessing Reading209
Assessing Speech Production220
Assessing Written Expression232
6The Context for Treatment of Neurogenic Communication Disorders239
The Treatment Team240
General Characteristics of Treatment Sessions243
Adjusting Treatment Tasks to the Patient245
How Clinicians Decide What to Treat254
Task Difficulty256
Instructions and Feedback257
Recording and Charting Patients' Performance263
Measuring the Effects of Treatment266
Enhancing Generalization from the Clinic to Daily Life271
Social Validation274
7Treatment of Aphasia and Related Disorders277
Effectiveness of Treatment for Aphasia278
The Timing of Intervention281
Candidacy for Treatment283
The Focus and Progression of Treatment287
The Goals of Treatment288
Treatment of Auditory Comprehension290
Treatment of Discourse Comprehension297
Treatment of Reading Comprehension299
Treatment of Speech Production310
Group Activities for Aphasic Adults324
A Short History of Group Treatment for Aphasic Adults328
Efficacy of Group Treatment for Aphasia329
8Right-Hemisphere Syndrome335
Historical Overview335
Behavioral and Cognitive Symptoms of Right-Hemisphere Brain Injury337
Communicative Impairments Associated with Right-Hemisphere Damage349
Tests for Assessing Adults with Right-Hemisphere Brain Injury355
Treating Adults with Right-Hemisphere Brain Injury366
9Traumatic Brain Injury383
Incidence and Prevalence of Traumatic Brain Injuries384
Risk Factors385
Pathophysiology of Traumatic Brain Injury386
Prognostic Indicators in Traumatic Brain Injury397
Assessing Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury411
Language and Communication424
Abstract Thinking427
Planning and Problem-Solving429
Test Batteries Useful in Evaluation of Traumatically-Brain-Injured Adults430
Treatment of Traumatically-Brain-Injured Adults433
Community Reentry453
Working with the Family454
Defining Dementia457
Subcortical Dementia461
Mixed Dementia467
Cortical Dementia468
Identifying Cortical Dementia480
Assessment of Patients with Confirmed Dementia482
Assessing Language and Communication in Patients with Dementia485
Helping Patients and Families Cope with Dementia488
Management Issues491
11Motor Speech Disorders511
Apraxia of Speech511
Responses to Thought Questions583

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