This is a revised edition of the popular "red book," updated with
new exercises and an all-new ring binder format. The rich variety of activities
for word retrieval and problem solving in the "Workbook for Cognitive Skills"
has made it a favorite of clinicians over the past twenty years. The second
edition of the "red book" builds on the original by adding 70 pages
of entirely new exercises and 1,000 rewritten questions. Responding to the comments
and suggestions of longtime users, the second edition of the "Workbook
for Cognitive Skills" also features a sturdy ring binder that allows for
trouble-free copying of exercises, a new page layout that is easier to read,
and divider tabs that make it simple to find different sections.This book is
divided into six different target areas (Word Formation, Familiar Phrases, Definition
Usage, Visual Recognition, Letter Placement, and Logical Solutions) with exercises
of varying length and complexity that can be completed in any sequence. The
book also includes a useful CLUES section, which provides examples of strategies
for working through exercises and allows those who do not have spelling or writing
skills to use the book. While some patients will only require CLUES to suggest
strategies to successfully complete some of the most difficult exercises, others
can use the CLUES section for the multiple-choice answers or for checking their
work. The puzzles and exercises in the Workbook for Cognitive Skills are designed
to be fun as well as challenging, and the use of everyday terms, names, and
titles make this workbook relevant and timely for both adolescents and adults.Clinicians
who work with patients with aphasia, cognitive impairments, or word/memory loss
will be grateful for the new edition of this popular workbook.
"The Workbook for Cognitive Skills (the red book) stands out from other materials. It presents a richness in the variety of clinical activities and a multiplicity of formats for the user. Every attempt is made to use extensive vocabulary and to provide maximum language stimulation." - Michael I. Rolnick, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, director of the speech and language pathology department at William Beaumont Hospital, from the foreword."
Susan Howell Brubaker has worked in the Speech and Language Pathology Department at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan for more than thirty years. She specializes in working with adults who have suffered communicative loss as a result of neurological dysfunction or brain injury. She holds a B.S. from St. Lawrence University, an M.S. from Ithaca College, and a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.