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Total pages original book: 350
Includes a PDF summary of 38 pages
Duration of the summary (audio): 28M19S (7.6 MB)
Description or summary of the audiobook: Acquired Language Disorders: A Case-Based Approach, now in its second edition, is a practical, easy-to-follow, informative guide for students and clinicians. The authors present each case from a holistic perspective, encouraging clinicians to consider executive functions, attention, memory, and visuospatial skills of the person with aphasia during the assessment process and throughout treatment. This edition begins with a review of the basics of brain-behavior relationships and pertinent medical terminology for treating individuals who have a neurological impairment. Each disorder is then introduced in a case-based format with a Target ModelA' that includes a diagnostic profile along with treatment considerations and a functional analysis of the case.New to the second edition: -Current therapeutic information and strategies with a review of recent research pertaining to individuals with acquired language disorders and individuals with cognitive communication deficits secondary to mild brain injury -Resources for cognitive assessments of people with aphasia, and new directions and interventions for patients with dementia -Twenty-three treatment programs including 11 new approaches - such as Speech Entrainment; A Program for Phonological Alexia/Agraphia; Oral Reading for Language in Aphasia with Virtual Therapist (ORLA-VT); and more -Discussion of innovative approaches for treating aphasia - such as Repeated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS); Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (A-tDCS); and Cathodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (C-tDCS) -A 'Test Your Knowledge' section with questions based on 10 patient scenarios that instructors can also use as a professional discussion tool -Color inserts and a Quick Reference Diagnostic Chart for Acquired Language Disorders (ALD) that addresses and provides diagnostic information for the major nonfluent and fluent aphasias as well as other ALDs -A sample, completed Functional Communications Connections Worksheet included in the color insert and a blank version included in the appendix for treatment planning purposes -An accompanying CD with updated PowerPoint slides to complement other pedagogical materials By providing a variety of ALD patient cases along with critical thinking activities for students and a review for clinicians, Acquired Language Disorders: A Case-Based Approach, Second Edition demonstrates its relevance in both the classroom and clinical settings.
Other categories, genre or collection: Physiological & Neuro-psychology, Biopsychology, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Disorders & Therapy
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