Neurogenic disorders of language: theory driven clinical practice

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Thomson Delmar Learning, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 518 pages
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Brain damage due to stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), progressive neurological disease, and other etiologies is extremely common worldwide. Neurogenic language disorders that result from the illnesses, accidents, or progressive diseases that cause brain damage can negatively impact an individuals communicative and cognitive well-being. This thoughtful text provides speech-language pathologists and related health care professionals with a comprehensive examination of the concepts and procedures surrounding the management of adult neurogenic disorders. Information is provided on the major disorders including aphasia, traumatic brain injury, right hemisphere disorders, and dementia and assessment procedures and treatment approaches are discussed. In addition, clinical issues--both theoretical and applied--are highlighted throughout the book, making this an excellent choice for anyone working with neurogenic language disorders.

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Models
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fr Chapter 2 Overview of Neurogenic Language
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Chapter 5 Neuropathology of Neurogenic
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Heather M. Clark, Ph.D., CCC/SLP
Department of Language, Reading & Exceptionalities
Reich College of Education
Appalachachian State University
ASHA Special Interest Division 2: Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders (Steering Committee Member)
ASHA Special Interest Division 13: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
2003 EditorAs Award for American Journal of Speech Language Pathology

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