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.