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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.

Paperback, 368 Pages

Published: October 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-07201-4


  • 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 


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