Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Language Disorders

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Leonard L. LaPointe
Thieme, 2005 - Medical - 274 pages
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Here is the completely updated, third edition of the classic text on aphasia, covering key developments in treating language disruptions caused by stroke and other types of brain damage or trauma. From the latest neurobiological aspects, to social and group models of intervention and rehabilitation, this book is all-inclusive. The text begins with the primary types of aphasia and goes on to cover pathophysiology, nature and differentiating features, evaluation, and treatment principles.

Key features include:

-Neurobiological aspects of aphasia--one of the most pressing topics in rehabilitation science today

-Significant advances in understanding the processes of the human frontal cerebral lobes

-A new evidence-based section on naming and word retrieval problems, a pervasive problem in aphasia patients

-Expanded chapters on the foundations of aphasia and how this chronic condition affects quality of life

-A list of technological and information resources from the Internet and other sources for clinicians, families, and caregivers

Blending traditional approaches to aphasia impairment with current World Health Organization models, including contributions by some of the leading experts in the field, this book is a must for speech-language pathologists, neuropsychologists, neurologists, audiologists, and students.


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Adaptation Accommodation Aristos
Applications for Studying Aphasia
Social and Life Participation Approaches to Aphasia Intervention
Language and Discourse Deficits Following Prefrontal
Naming and WordRetrieval Problems
Reading Disorders Associated with Aphasia
Writing Problems
Brocas Aphasia
The Transcortical Aphasias
Global Aphasia
Right Hemisphere Syndrome
Traumatic Brain Injury
Family Caregiver and Clinician Resources

Wernickes Aphasia
Conduction Aphasia

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Dr. LaPointe currently holds the appointment of an endowed Chair, the Francis Eppes Professor of Communication Science and Disorders at Florida State University. He also has faculty appointments in the Program of Neuroscience and the College of Medicine at this university and is Co-Director of the Neurolinguistic-Neurocognitive Research Center at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. Dr. LaPointe has published five books, 40 book chapters and more than ninety scientific papers in journals and has presented more than four hundred invited lectures in Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. Dr. LaPointe has been studying the disorders of the brain as a clinician, researcher and teacher for many years, advocating the importance of therapy for those with communication disorders resulting from various causes. His cross-institutional, cooperative research in the 1980's helped establish the effectiveness of therapy for aphasia and stroke victims. Dr. LaPointe holds a doctorate degree.

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