Key Features

  • Colored boxes offer related facts and tips interspersed throughout the text to provide clinically relevant insights and enhance discussions.
  • Thought Questions pose analysis querries and scenarios at the conclusion of each chapter that challenge you to assess your understanding, think critically, and apply the information to realistic clinical situations. Suggested answers are supplied in an appendix.
  • Sections of bulleted General Concepts points appear at intervals throughout each chapter, summarizing critical content and serving as "chapter checkpoints" to ensure you've understood what you've read.
  • Brief clinical vignettes and practice notes from the author's years of experience in speech-language pathology illustrate practical applications of concepts for evaluation and treatment.
  • Nearly 300 images help improve your understanding of the material - anatomic illustrations with color highlights, examples of radiological evaluations, examples of various assessment tests, sample paperwork, and forms that can be used in hospital internships and in practice.
  • A true scientific, evidence-based rationale underlies discussions regarding the effectiveness of treatment approaches, reinforcing the use of evidence-based practice.
  • Information is presented in a two-color design that visually differentiates learning features and draws you into content discussions.
  • The book's clear, concise, straightforward writing style makes complex subject matter easy to grasp.
  • Appendices provide excellent learning tools and sources for further study, including answers to Thought Questions, a glossary, a listing of common medical abbreviations, and a bibliography of all chapter references.

Table of Contents

1. Neuroanatomy and Neuropathology

2. Neurologic Assessment

3. Assessing Adults Who Have Neurogenic Cognitive-Communicative Impairments

4. Assessing Cognition

5. Assessing Language

6. Assessing Functional Communication and Quality of Life

7. The Context for Treatment of Cognitive-Communicative Disorders

8. Neuroanatomic Explanations of Aphasia and Related Disorders

9. Treatment of Aphasia and Related Disorders

10. Right Hemisphere Syndrome

11. Traumatic Brain Injury

12. Dementia

13. Motor Speech Disorders

APPENDIX: Standard Medical Abbreviations






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About the author

Robert Brookshire

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication Disorders, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA