Cognition and Acquired Language Disorders

An Information Processing Approach

This new graduate level textbook, Cognition and Acquired Language Disorders: An Information Processing Approach, addresses the cognitive aspects of language and communication. It assembles the most recent information on this topic, addressing normal cognitive processing for language in adults, the cognitive impairments underlying language disorders arising from a variety of neurologic conditions, and current assessment and treatment strategies for the management of these disorders. The text is organized using an information processing approach to acquired language disorders, and thus can be set apart from texts that rely upon a more traditional, syndrome-based approach (e.g., stroke, dementia, and traumatic brain injury). This approach facilitates the description and treatment of acquired language disorders across many neurologic groups when particular cognitive deficits are identified. Other useful features of the text include assessment and treatment protocols that are based on current evidence. These protocols provide students and clinicians a ready clinical resource for managing language disorders due to deficits in attention, memory, linguistic operations, and executive functions.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2011
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-07201-4


Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction

1. The Cognition of Language and Communication

2. The Effects of Aging on Language and Communication

3. Neuropathologies Underlying Acquired Language Disorders

Section 2: Normal Processing

4. Attention: Architecture and Process

5. The Role of Memory in Language and Communication

6. Linguistic and Psycholinguistic Foundations

7. The Executive Functions in Language andCommunication

Section 3: Cognition and Acquired Language Disorders

8. Language and Communication Disordersr Associated with Attentional Deficits

9. Memory Disorders and Impaired Language and Communication

10. Language Processing Disorders

11. Communication Following ExecutiveDysfunction

Section 4: Clinical Management of Acquired Language Disorders

12. Management of Acquired Language Disorders Associated with Attentional Impairment

13. Management of Communication Deficits Associated with Memory Disorders

14. Treating Communication Problems in Individuals with Disordered Language

15. Clinical Approaches to Communication Impairments Due to Executive Dysfunction