Get the tools you need to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with neurogenic communication disorders! Introduction to Neurogenic Communication Disorders, 8th Edition provides a solid foundation in the neurology of communication, as well as the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, assessment, and management of commonly encountered neurogenic communication disorders in adults. A concise, evidence-based approach shows how to measure and treat abnormalities such as aphasia, dysarthria, right-hemisphere syndrome, and traumatic brain injury syndrome. This edition is updated with new coverage of laboratory tests, blast-related injuries to the head, and medications for dementia. Created by neurogenic communication disorders educator Robert H. Brookshire and continued by Malcolm R. McNeil, this bestselling text will enhance your skills in the rehabilitation of clients with neurogenic communication disorders.
New to this edition
NEW content on closed-head injuries as a consequence of blast injury is included in the Traumatic Brain Injury chapter, addressing a pathophysiology often found in Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans.
UPDATED content includes new information on medications for treatment of persons with dementia, the latest laboratory tests for neurologic assessment, and the most current cognitive rehabilitation approaches.
NEW! More Thought questions in each chapter help you apply concepts to clinical situations.
Additional content on evidence-based practice includes systematic reviews and meta-analyses relating to the efficacy and effectiveness of specific treatment approaches.
Additional graphics, clinical photographs, and tables depict key information and concepts.
Table of Contents:
1. Neuroanatomy and Neuropathology
2. Neurologic Assessment
3. Assessing Adults Who Have Neurogenic Cognitive-Communicative Impairments
4. Assessing Cognition
5. Assessing Language
6. Assessing Functional Communication and Quality of Life
7. The Context for Treatment of Cognitive-Communicative Disorders
8. Neuroanatomic Explanations of Aphasia and Related Disorders
9. Treatment of Aphasia and Related Disorders
10. Right Hemisphere Syndrome
11. Traumatic Brain Injury
13. Motor Speech Disorders
Answers to Thought Questions