Acquired Language Disorders: A Case-Based Approach, Second Edition

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 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 Model™ 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

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.

Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book. 

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About the author

James M. Mancinelli, MS, CCC-SLP is the University Clinical Coordinator/Supervisor for La Salle University’s Speech-Language-Hearing Science Program. He teaches the graduate course in acquired language disorders, the introductory and advanced clinical practicum courses, as well as undergraduate courses in clinical procedures and professional issues. Mr. Mancinelli is a certified speech-language pathologist and has twenty-five years of clinical experience in medical speech-language pathology, evaluating and treating patients across the life span in acute care, rehabilitation, long-term care, and out-patient settings.

Evelyn R. Klein, PhD, CCC-SLP is Associate Professor at La Salle University in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Science and teaches the graduate course in acquired language disorders as part of her teaching responsibilities. Dr. Klein is an ASHA Fellow and a certified speech-language pathologist with more than twenty-five years of clinical experience treating individuals with a variety of communication disorders. She is also a licensed psychologist with post-doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology.

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Dec 26, 2013
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