Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Language Disorders

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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.
Coverage includes: 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, and including contributions by some of the leading experts in the field, this book is a must for speech-language pathologists, neuropsychologists, neurologists, and audiologists. It is also ideal as an undergraduate or graduate text, and has been used by
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