The Handbook of Adult Language Disorders

Author: Argye E. Hillis
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317498356
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The Handbook of Adult Language Disorders is the essential guide to the scientific and clinical tenets of aphasia study and treatment. It focuses on how language breaks down after focal brain damage, what patterns of impairment reveal about normal language, and how recovery can be optimally facilitated. It is unique in that it reviews studies from the major disciplines in which aphasia research is conducted—cognitive neuropsychology, linguistics, neurology, neuroimaging, and speech-language pathology—as they apply to each topic of language. For each language domain, there are chapters devoted to theory and models of the language task, the neural basis of the language task (focusing on recent neuroimaging studies) and clinical diagnosis and treatment of impairments in that domain. In addition, there is broad coverage of approaches to investigation and treatment from leading experts, with several authors specializing in two or more disciplines. This second edition focuses on characterizing the cognitive and neural processes that account for each variant of aphasia as a first step toward developing effective rehabilitation, given that aphasia is one of the most common and disabling consequences of stroke. The best and most authoritative handbook in the field, The Handbook of Adult Language Disorders is the definitive reference for clinicians and researchers working in the scientific investigation of aphasia.

Handbook of Child Language Disorders

Author: Richard G. Schwartz
Publisher: Psychology Press (UK)
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The Handbook of Child Language Disorders provides an in-depth, comprehensive, and state-of-the-art review of current research concerning the nature, assessment, and remediation of language disorders in children. The book includes chapters focusing on specific groups of childhood disorders (SLI, autism, genetic syndromes, dyslexia, hearing impairment); the linguistic, perceptual, genetic, neurobiological, and cognitive bases of these disorders; and the context of language disorders (bilingual, across dialects, and across languages). To examine the nature of deficits, their assessment and remediation across populations, chapters address the main components of language (morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics) and related areas (processing, memory, attention, executive function such as reading and writing). Finally, even though there is extensive information regarding research and clinical methods in each chapter, there are individual chapters that focus directly on research methods. This Handbook is a comprehensive reference source for clinicians and researchers and can be used as a textbook for undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students in speech-language pathology, developmental psychology, special education, disabilities studies, neuropsychology and in other fields interested in children's language disorders.

Speech and Language Disorders in Bilinguals

Author: Alfredo Ardila
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781600215605
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During the last years a significant number of papers, books, and monographs devoted to speech and language impairments in bilingual children have been published. Different aspects and questions have been approached and today we have a relatively good understanding of the specific characteristics of the speech and language difficulties potentially observed in bilingual and multilingual children. This interest has been significantly resulted from the potential developmental and educational consequences of bilingualism. Our understanding of the communication disorders in adult populations is notoriously more limited, even though over 50% of the adult population can speak at least another language in addition to his/her native language. That simply means that over 50% of the communication disorders observed in adults are bilingual speech and language disorders: bilingual aphasias, bilingual dementias, bilingual stuttering, etc. This book was written with the specific purpose of filling this gap. The major purpose of this book has been to integrate the state of the art on the different aspects of the communication disorders observed in adult bilinguals. The book is organised in such a way that an integrated perspective of bilingualism is presented: from the normal conditions to the pathology; from the clinical descriptions to the rehabilitation issues; from the biological factors to the cultural variables.


Author: Barbara Höhle
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 305006014X
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Sprache begleitet uns jeden Tag. Aber wo kommt sie eigentlich her? Wir Menschen können Sprache lernen, produzieren und verstehen. Diese erstaunliche Fähigkeit ermöglicht uns Kontakt und Kommunikation, und sie unterscheidet uns von allen anderen Spezies. Doch wie kommen wir zur Sprache, und wie kommt die Sprache zu uns? Das neue Studienbuch bietet eine spannende Einführung in die Forschungsbereiche und -methoden der Psycholinguistik. Aus dem Inhalt: Kernfragen und Methoden: Was befähigt den Menschen zum Erwerb und Gebrauch einer Sprache? Wie lässt sich das erforschen? - Wissensstrukturen und kognitive Prozesse: Sprachwahrnehmung, Produktion und Verstehen von Wörtern und Sätzen - Wie kommt das Kind zur Sprache? Schritte des Erstspracherwerbs, kognitive und soziale Voraussetzungen - Sprache und Gehirn: Repräsentation von Sprache im Gehirn, Mehrsprachigkeit, Hirnschädigungen und Sprachstörungen - Experimentelle Paradigmen, Datenbanken und Analyseprogramme.

The Handbook of the Neuropsychology of Language 2 Volume Set

Author: Miriam Faust
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119050464
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This handbook provides a comprehensive review of new developments in the study of the relationship between the brain and language, from the perspectives of both basic research and clinical neuroscience. Includes contributions from an international team of leading figures in brain–language research Features a novel emphasis on state–of–the–art methodologies and their application to the central questions in the brain–language relationship Incorporates research on all parts of language, from syntax and semantics to spoken and written language Covers a wide range of issues, including basic level and high level linguistic functions, individual differences, and neurologically intact and different clinical populations

Language and Aphasia

Author: François Boller
Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science Division
ISBN: 9780444503596
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Volume 3 in the series Handbook of Neuropsychology, covers traditional approaches to the topic as well as new techniques for investigating language disorders. Separate chapters provide detailed treatments of each of the prominent symptoms of aphasia (e.g., deficits of speech production and perception, of naming, repetition, comprehension, etc.), including cognitive and psycholinguistic interpretations. The cognitive disorders that are related to aphasia, including memory and attentional impairments, limb apraxia and acalculia, are discussed in separate chapters. Supplementing these reviews of aphasia research are chapters detailing other approaches to the study of language/brain relationships, including functional neuroimaging, event-related potentials, direct cortical stimulation and study of "split brain" patients. Each chapter provides a current review of its topic, with extensive references, providing invaluable reference material for the researcher and clinician.

Measuring Outcomes in Speech language Pathology

Author: Carol Frattali
Publisher: Thieme
ISBN: 9780865777187
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Ranked by ASHA as one of the key issues for speech pathologists today, outcomes measurement is essential in today's competitive, cost-conscious environment. This much-needed book is the first to comprehensively describe outcome measures in the field of speech pathology, From methodologies for measuring clinical results, quality of life, consumer satisfaction, and cost-effectiveness, to efficacy research and program evaluation, the book covers a wide variety of populations in different clinical settings.

Group Treatment of Neurogenic Communication Disorders

Author: Roberta J. Elman
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
ISBN: 9780750690843
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Discover the theory and efficacy behind group treatment and see how it can work for you and your patients. Dr. Roberta J. Elman has drawn together a group of expert clinicians to document their experiences with various approaches to group treatment in rehabilitation, subacute, outpatient, and community settings. Learn their philosophies on group treatment and how they determine rationales, assessments, and formulation of treatment goals, especially within a managed health care environment. Includes coverage on documentation, discharge criteria, reimbursement issues, and outcome, and more. All chapters provide helpful insights and practices for treating adult patients with a variety of neurogenic communication disorders.