Adult Neurogenic Language Disorders: Assessment and Treatment. A Comprehensive Ethnobiological Approach, Second Edition

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Often, books on neurogenic language disorders view individuals with these disorders as a homogeneous group--ethnically, culturally, and linguistically. Adult Neurogenic Language Disorders: Assessment and Treatment. A Comprehensive Ethnobiological Approach, Second Edition examines how the country's ever-changing demographics require sensitivity and competency in clinicians treating individuals from diverse backgrounds, and also how those demographics relate to health disparities.

As in the previous edition, this second edition addresses the three key disorders that affect adults: language/cognitive disorders associated with dementia, language/cognitive disorders associated with traumatic brain injury, and aphasia and right-hemisphere disorders.

This new edition includes updated and expanded information on the following topics:

Types, prevalence, and assessment of neurogenic language disordersEducating and counseling patients and their familiesNew technologies and new therapies available for treatmentClinician resources with literature and Internet sources

Another new feature to this edition is the companion website, which provides PowerPoint lectures with illustrations for each chapter, a total of 100 multiple-choice questions, and associated instructor answer keys.

Several pedagogical features are also included in this text:

Study questions at the end of each chapterIllustrations of site(s) of lesions, abnormal cell inclusions, and other neuropathologies in types of dementia, neuropathologies of head trauma, and strokeReference tables that compare the dementias, aphasias, and traumatic brain injuries and characteristics of associated language/cognitive disordersUpdated glossary of terms and updated references

This much-needed text illustrates the impact of cultural and ethnic diversity in neurogenic language disorders on medical speech-language pathology caseloads. 

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About the author

Joan C. Payne, PhD, is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a professor of communication disorders at Howard University in Washington, DC, where she has been a member of the faculty for more than 40 years. She is nationally and internationally recognized for her work in neurogenic language disorders from an ethnobiological perspective and is the 2014 recipient of the Scholar-Mentor Award from the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing. During her tenure at Howard, Dr. Payne has published numerous articles and book chapters on sickle cell disease, traumatic brain injury, cultural competence, health disparities, caregiving, aphasia, and cultural aspects of neurogenic language disorders. She has been a visiting professor at the Universidade Tuíuti do Paraná in Curitiba, Brazil, and at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee. Also, Dr. Payne has received the Certificate of Recognition for Special Contributions in Multicultural Affairs and a Diversity Champion Award from ASHA. 

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Publisher
Plural Publishing
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Published on
Feb 25, 2014
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Pages
392
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ISBN
9781597569262
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Language
English
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Medical / Audiology & Speech Pathology
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* Questionnaires and survey instruments to help clinicians recognize the signs of caregiver fatigue and distress

* Resource information to support caregivers and engage them in the goals and objectives of intervention

* Information on caregiver resources that specialize in support areas such as transportation to and from the clinic, financial literacy, respite care, meals, end of life care, advance directives, and home health services

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