Cases: Introducing Communication Disorders Across the Life Span

Plural Publishing
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This textbook introduces the full range of communication disorders that affect speech and language as well as underlying sign systems of sensation, movement, and social cognition. The content is visible, audible, observable, comprehensible, compelling and accessible. It is technology and media rich. It is accessible through easily comprehended stories but encyclopedic in coverage and thoroughness.
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About the author

JOHN W. OLLER, JR. is Professor and Head of the Department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Southwestern Louisiana and Director, Doris B. Hawthorne Center for Special Education and Communicative Disorders, Lafayette, Louisiana.

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Publisher
Plural Publishing
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Published on
Jul 1, 2009
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Pages
784
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ISBN
9781597567749
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Audiology & Speech Pathology
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This book provides professionals in speech-language pathology and audiology with tools to assist and support family caregivers of persons with communication disorders. It is intended for speech-language pathologists and audiologists who provide intervention for adults with chronic or disabling conditions.

Family caregivers are those who provide continuous, unpaid care to family members and friends who are unable to care for themselves. Caregivers can be trained by speech-language pathologists and audiologist to augment goals established to remediate communication disorders and can be instrumental in motivating clients to complete a program of therapy. However, family caregivers are themselves vulnerable to a number of debilitating conditions as a result of the physical and emotional toll that daily caregiving can take. The stressors are well documented, including the development of chronic diseases, premature death, fatigue, and depression. In addition, caregivers and their coping styles differ according to cultural expectations, and these differences are described in detail here. Supporting Family Caregivers of Adults With Communication Disorders is needed as a resource for clinicians who provide education and counseling to adult patients and their families.

Key Features:

* Detailed description of stressors that affect family caregivers

* 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

A Must-Have Resource for Clinicians, Instructors, and Students in Training!

Written by internationally recognized experts, Cognitive Communication Disorders of MCI and Dementia, Third Edition provides professionals and students the most up-to-date research on the clinical assessment and management of individuals with dementia and those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), the fastest growing clinical population. Dr. Kimberly McCullough, an expert on MCI and cognitive stimulation, joined Bayles and Tomoeda as co-author and this edition has an increased coverage of MCI, its characteristic features, the diagnostic criteria for its diagnosis, and treatment options.

Students and practicing professionals will appreciate the authors' overview of the relation of cognition to communicative function and the characterization of how both are affected in MCI and the common dementia-related diseases including Alzheimer's, Lewy Body, Vascular, Parkinson's, Huntington's, Frontotemporal and Down Syndrome. A summary of important points at the end of chapters highlights essential clinical information and guides student learning. An all-new Clinical Guide comprises the second half of the book providing an extensive discussion of the process of assessment and evidence-based treatments for individuals in all stages of dementia.

Features of the New Clinical Practice Guide

Assessment: The authors provide a step-by-step discussion of the assessment process, an overview of reputable tests, and how to differentiate cognitive-communication disorders associated with MCI and dementing diseases.

Treatment: This section includes comprehensive and detailed instructions for implementing evidence-based interventions for individuals in all stages of dementia. Additional topics include:

A person-centered model for successful interventionCognitive stimulation programming for MCIClinical techniques supported by the principles of neuroplasticityIndirect interventions that facilitate communication, quality of life, and the safety of individuals with dementiaCaregiver counselingCare planning, goal setting, reimbursement and required documentation


Case Examples: Includes restorative and functional maintenance plans.

Cognitive-Communication Disorders of MCI and Dementia: Definition, Assessment, and Clinical Management was written by individuals dedicated to the study and treatment of cognitive-communicative disorders associated with dementia. Their research has received support by the NIH, the Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Association, the Andrus Foundation, as well as the University of Arizona, Appalachian State University and the University of Central Arkansas. 

Now in its second edition, Hegde's PocketGuide to Communication Disorders is a renowned resource, the first of its kind, and now a classic in communication sciences and disorders.

This revised PocketGuide, like the other two classic guides, blends the format of a dictionary with the contents of a textbook and clinical reference book. With this guide, both the students and the professional clinicians may have, at their fingertips, a single, invaluable resource on the encyclopedic knowledge of the entire range of communication disorders, epidemiology and ethnocultural factors, symptomatology, onset and development, etiological factors, and major theoretical concepts of their profession.

The SLP that has this handy guide in his or her pocket will have a detailed reference on disorders, easily reviewed before the clinical sessions or examinations. Information on disorders and related concepts in the guide may be rapidly accessed because of their alphabetical entry.


Key Features:

Alphabetical entries and section tabs for ease of accessUnderlined terms that alert the reader for cross-referenced entries on related disorders and conceptsGenetic and psychiatric information of relevance to SLPsNeurophysiological background to relevant disorders of communication


New to the Second Edition:

Even more succinct entries and easy to navigate termsUpdated terms on several disorders to reflect the current literatureUpdated information on all communication disorders, their classifications, epidemiology, and etiology
 Covering an array of evidence-based content, including aphasia, traumatic brain injury, dementia, and language in aging, Aphasia and Other Acquired Neurogenic Language Disorders: A Guide for Clinical Excellence is a must-have textbook for clinicians and students studying to be speech-language pathologists. This clinical guide strategically addresses scientific foundations, service delivery, international and multicultural perspectives, assessment, and treatment.

Organized to maximize adult learning, the book is adaptable for multiple pedagogic methods for classroom-based courses, independent study, and online learning.Aphasia and Other Acquired Neurogenic Language Disorders: A Guide for Clinical Excellence provides clinicians and students a clear pathway for quality and effectiveness in clinical practice.

Key features include:

* A rigorous approach to the art and science of clinical practice, integrating diverse theoretical perspectives for a global readership
* Guidance on advocacy, ethics, reimbursement, legal aspects, and counseling
* An emphasis on person-centered, empowering approaches to maximize life participation
* Extensive assessment resources and a process analysis approach for analyzing communicative performance and interpreting assessment results
* How-to content on more than 50 intervention approaches
* Diagrams, charts, illustrations, summary tables, a substantial glossary, a detailed index, and rich up-to-date references
* Systematic queries that enliven clear learning objectives


Pedagogy includes:

* Extensive assessment resources and a process analysis approach for analyzing communicative performance and interpreting assessment results
* Clear and concise clinical examples to ensure relevance of information based on realistic scenarios
* Systematic queries that enliven clear learning objectives
* Diagrams, charts, illustrations, summary tables, a substantial glossary, a detailed index, and rich up-to-date references
* Key terms in bold within the chapter and listed in a glossary

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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