Aphasia and Its Therapy

Aphasia and Its Therapy

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This is the first single-authored book to attempt to bridge the gap between aphasia research and the rehabilitation of patients with this language disorder. Studies of the deficits underlying aphasia and the practice of aphasia rehabilitation have often diverged, and the relationship between theory and practice in aphasiology is loose. The goal of this book is to help close this gap by making explicit the relationship between what is to be rehabilitated and how to rehabilitate it. Early chapters cover the history of aphasia and its therapy from Broca's discoveries to the 1970's, and provide a description of the classic aphasia syndromes. The middle section describes the contribution of cognition neuropsychology and the treatment models it has inspired. It includes discussion of the relationship between the treatment approach and the functional model upon which it is based. The final chapters deal with aphasia therapy. After providing a sketch of a working theory of aphasia, Basso describes intervention procedures for disorders resulting from damage at the lexical and sentence levels as well as a more general conversation-based intervention for severe aphasics. Anna Basso has run an aphasia rehabilitation unit for more than thirty years. In this book she draws on her considerable experience to provide researchers, clinicians, and their students and trainees with comprehensive coverage of the evolution and state of the art of aphasia research and therapy.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 157.48 x 238.76 x 30.48mm | 703.06g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • numerous figures and tables
  • 0195135873
  • 9780195135879
  • 1,445,056

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"This text heralds a new era in the integration of information on aphasia as we have come to know it. ...Basso's text makes its most striking contribution --narrowing the gap a bit further between aphasia research and the delivery of optimal therapy that enhances the quality of life for our patients." --Applied Neuropsychology..".this impressive work provides a much needed foundation for integrating clinical and research knowledge. It is a thought-provoking and timely work, especially as our understanding of neural plasticity expands." --JINS"It has been a pleasure and an honour to review this book . . . It is written in a charming and transparent style. The reader is taken along a long road effortlessly . . . I recommend this book to clinicians, researchers and all those who have an interest in aphasia and its treatment." --Renata Whurr in Brainshow more

Table of contents

1. A historical overview ; 2. Classification of the aphasias ; 3. Aphasia therapy from World War I to the 1970's ; 4. Efficacy of aphasia therapy ; 5. Cognitive neuropsychology ; 6. The lexicon ; 7. Cognitive rehabilitation ; 8. In search of a theory of aphasia therapy ; 9. Rehabilitation of lexical and sentence disorders ; 10. Severe aphasia and pragmatics ; 11. Final remarks ; Appendix 1 ; Appendix 2show more

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