Acquired Aphasia

Edited by

  • Martha Sarno, Howard A. Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine

With chapters containing up to 50 percent new coverage, this book provides a thorough update of the latest research and development in the area of acquired aphasia. Coverage includes the symptoms of aphasia, assessment, neuropsychology, the specific linguistic deficits associated with aphasia, related disorders, recovery, and rehabilitation. This comprehensive compilation, written by some of the most knowledgeable workers in the field, provides an authoritative text and reference for graduate students, clinicians, and researchers.
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Academics, researchers, and clinicians interested in aphasia, speech pathologists, speech therapists, neuropsychologists, and academic researchers in linguistics and psycholinguistics.


Book information

  • Published: September 1998
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-619322-0


"This is a comprehensive source covering many aspects of acquired aphasia from its historical, clinical, intellectual, and psychological components... The additions of aphasia in the bilingual person and multicultural issues are incredibly important and reflect the cultural changes that have occurred since the second edition was published. A comprehensive, logically organized book, quite useful as a basic classroom aphasia text."
Praise for Third Edition, --CHOICE

"This is a comprehensive and well-organized sampling of updated topics with excellent contributors. Those who found the first edition useful will want the revision for their library, along with other clinicians and researchers who want a reliable, practical text, as well as a summary of recent advances."
Praise for Second Edition, --PROFESSOR ANDREW KERTESZ, St. Joseph's Hospital, Ontario, Canada, and Series Editor for Foundations of Neuropsychology
"Acquired aphasia is a continuously growing field, and senior editor Martha Taylor Sarno has assembled a first-rate multidisciplinary team to update its different aspects... All chapters are written by leading experts... most of whom were pioneers in modern neuroscience... In summary, this is an essential book for anyone interested in the study of aphasias. It covers nearly all aspects of aphasia, and each chapter compiles a wealth of information that readers from different disciplines will find theoretically relevant and practically useful."

Table of Contents

Contributors.Preface to the Third Edition.Preface to the Second Edition.Preface to the First Edition. A. Benton and S.W. Anderson, Aphasia: Historical Perspectives. A.R. Damasio, Signs of Aphasia. H. Damasio, Neuroanatomical Correlates of the Aphasias. O. Spreen and A.H. Risser, Assessment of Aphasia. S.E. Blumstein, Phonological Aspects of Aphasia. B.C. Rapp and A. Caramazza, Lexical Deficits. R.S. Berndt, Sentence Processing in Aphasia. H.W. Buckingham, Jr. Explanations for the Concept of Apraxia of Speech. E. Kaplan, R.E. Gallagher, and G. Glosser, Aphasia-Related Disorders. K. Hamsher, Intelligence and Aphasia. E. Winner and C. Von Karolyi, Artistry and Aphasia. M. Nicholas, L.T. Connor, L.K. Obler, and M.L. Albert, Aging, Language, and Language Disorders. D.M. Aram, Acquired Aphasia in Children. H.S. Levin and S.B. Chapman, Aphasia after Traumatic Brain Injury. M. Paradis, Acquired Aphasia in Bilingual Speakers. J.C. Payne, Ethnocultural Dynamics and Acquired Aphasia. J.E. Sarno and G. Gainotti, The Psychological and Social Sequelae of Aphasia. M.T. Sarno, Recovery and Rehabilitation in Aphasia.Subject Index.