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Providing a basic understanding of neurogenic communication disorders, the individuals who have these disorders, and how these disorders are measured and treated, this clinically relevant text gives the reader the tools needed to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with neurogenic communication disorders. An ideal resource to assist in obtaining clinical competency, this 6th edition includes new sidebars, critical thinking exercises, and key concepts.
- Clinically relevant and practical information on many neurogenic communication disorders is provided in one book, making it more useful and eliminating the need for several different volumes.
- Many clinical examples, vignettes, and patient transcripts provide practical information and prepare readers for clinical practice.
- Critical thinking exercises, key concepts, and clinically relevant sidebars serve as valuable study tools.
- Topics such as aphasia, dementia, dysarthria, right hemisphere syndrome and traumatic brain injuries are discussed in detail, giving the reader an excellent introduction to and understanding of neurogenic communication disorders.
- The author is highly regarded and widely published in the field, with more than 20 years of teaching courses in the area of neurogenic communication disorders.
- Completely updated, the sixth edition reflects current changes in clinical and technical areas.
- New material is included on the effects of brain injury, including consequent communicative and cognitive impairments on patients and the effect on their families.
- Clinically relevant sidebars provide additional facts and information, giving the reader a deeper understanding of the material.
- Critical thinking exercises and answers for each chapter offer readers the opportunity to apply what they learn to clinical situations.
- Clinical vignettes, with examples of patients who were evaluated and treated, further apply the material to clinical situations.
- Key Concepts separate the chapters into sections with easy-to-understand summaries.