This book examines the rehabilitation of language disorders in adults, presenting new research, as well as expert insights and perspectives, into this area. The first chapter presents a study on personalised cueing to enhance word finding. Cynthia K. Thompson and her colleagues contribute a chapter describing The Northwestern Naming Battery and its use in examining for verb and noun deficits in stroke-induced and primary progressive aphasia. Heather Harris-Wright and Gilson J. Capilouto examine a multi-level approach to understanding the maintenance of global coherence in aphasia. Kathryn M. Yorkston and colleagues provide discussion on the training of healthcare professionals, and what speech and language pathology and medical education can learn from one another. Yorkston also presents a systematic review asking whether principles of motor learning can enhance retention and transfer of speech skills. Connie A. Tompkins present a single-participant experiment examining generalization of a novel treatment for coarse coding deficit in right hemisphere damage. Finally, Chris Code returns to the topic of apportioning time for aphasia treatment.
This book was originally published as a special issue of Aphasiology.
Taylor and Francis; February 2016
- ISBN 9781317625094
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- Title: The Science of Aphasia Rehabilitation
- Author: Chris Code (ed.); Donald B Freed (ed.)
About The Author
Chris Code, MA, PhD, FRCS, FBPsS, is Hon Professorial Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Exeter, UK, (Past) Foundation Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Sydney, Australia. He was awarded the 2010 Robin Tavistock Award for Services to Aphasia, is a Patron of AphasiaNow and is co-founding Editor of Aphasiology. Research interests include neuropsychology of language/speech, recovery and treatment of aphasia, psychosocial consequences of aphasia, public awareness and history of aphasia, apraxia and the evolution of language.
Donald B. Freed is a professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies at California State University, Fresno, USA. His research mostly has concentrated on the treatment of word-finding problems associated with aphasia. He has presented a number of papers at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference and similar conferences. He has authored a textbook on motor speech disorders, as well as articles in Aphasiology, AJSLP, JSHR, and other journals.