Dr. LaPointe currently holds the appointment of an endowed Chair, the Francis Eppes Professor of Communication Science and Disorders at Florida State University. He also has faculty appointments in the Program of Neuroscience and the College of Medicine at this university and is Co-Director of the Neurolinguistic-Neurocognitive Research Center at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. Dr. LaPointe has published five books, 40 book chapters and more than ninety scientific papers in journals and has presented more than four hundred invited lectures in Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. Dr. LaPointe has been studying the disorders of the brain as a clinician, researcher and teacher for many years, advocating the importance of therapy for those with communication disorders resulting from various causes. His cross-institutional, cooperative research in the 1980's helped establish the effectiveness of therapy for aphasia and stroke victims. Dr. LaPointe holds a doctorate degree.
This text also describes how rapid advances in technology, including the Internet as well as new visual and auditory technologies, have not only created opportunities for Deaf people to influence how technology can be used, but additionally has become a powerful force in influencing the behavior of Deaf individuals within diverse national and international societies. This has created opportunities for incorporating diversity and international perspectives into Deaf culture. Within each chapter are multiple vignettes, examples, pictures, and stories to enhance content interest for readers and facilitate instructor teaching. Theories are introduced and explained in a practical and reader-friendly manner to ensure understanding, and clear examples are provided to illustrate concepts.
In addition, students of American Sign Language and Deaf studies will find an introduction to possible opportunities for professional and informal involvement with ASL/Deaf culture children and adults. Deaf Culture fills a unique niche as an introductory text that is accessible and straightforward for those beginning their studies of the Deaf-World.
* Strong focus on including different communities within Deaf culture
* Thought-provoking questions, illustrative vignettes, and examples
* Theories introduced and explained in a practical and reader-friendly manner
* Written by Deaf and hearing authors with extensive teaching experience and immersion in ASL and Deaf culture
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.
As in previous editions, this book embraces a humanistic approach to treatment, addressing multicultural and multilinguistic considerations and social model interventions. The text encompasses a full continuum of cognitive-language disorder management-from everyday practicalities, assessment, and treatment to disorder-specific cases with evidence-based data. Additions to the 5th edition include chapters on pragmatics and discourse, telepractice, digital and electronic advances, funding and reimbursement, and comprehension, syntax, and linguistic based disorders.
Key Features:A new chapter on neuroanatomical basics features exquisite illustrationsAn in-depth look at neurogenic communication disorders from Mayo Clinic provides firsthand insights on treating patients in an acute care hospital settingDiscussion and test questions, case studies, and clinical pearls offer invaluable didactic guidanceA chapter on expanded traumatic brain injury covers blast injuries and multisystem injuries
This is the most comprehensive yet concise resource on aphasia and related disorders available today. New legions of speech language pathology students, residents, course directors, and practitioners will discover a remarkable guide on the treatment of communication disorders.
In addition to the traditional acquired speech/language disorders of the nervous system (aphasia; neuromotor speech disorders) content including communication impairments caused by traumatic brain injury, multisystem blast injuries, and degenerative disorders of the nervous system is also provided. The reader is also introduced to the principles that govern the assessment and treatment for both pediatric and adult populations.