Part 1: Challenging Symptoms
Chapter 1 Perseveration: Clinical Features and Considerations for Treatment
Chapter 2 Paraphasias
Chapter 3 Therapy for People with Jargon Aphasia
Chapter 4 Agrammatic Aphasia
Chapter 5 Echophenomena in Aphasia: Causal Mechanisms and Clues for Intervention
Chapter 6 Stroke-Related Acquired Neurogenic Stuttering
Part 2: Challenging Treatment Components
Chapter 7 Generalization in Aphasiology: What are the Best Strategies?
Chapter 8 Complementing Therapy Using Multimodal Strategies
Chapter 9 Treatment Intensity in Aphasia Rehabilitation
Chapter 10 Selecting, Combining, and Bundling Different Therapy Approaches
Chapter 11 Integrating Principles of Evidence-Based Practice in Aphasia Rehabilitation
Chapter 12 Understanding Motivation in Aphasia Rehabilitation
Chapter 13 Operationalizing Informal Assessment
Aphasia Rehabilitation: Clinical Challenges focuses on specific aphasia symptoms and clinical issues that present challenges for rehabilitation professionals. Contributed by experts in the field, each chapter presents a clinically relevant topic in detail while blending theoretical concepts with practical clinical applications.
Part One provides in-depth coverage of complex aphasia symptoms and offers guidance for clinical implementation. Each topic is introduced with a review of contemporary literature followed by examples of problem-solving activities for treating patients with such symptoms. Part Two addresses clinical and service delivery issues that are at the forefront of modern clinical aphasiology and discusses how to implement them in daily clinical work. Key topics include evidence-based treatment, intensive treatment, and promoting patient motivation.
- Unique, in-depth approach to aphasia rehabilitation, with a specific focus on difficult clinical issues
- Evidence-Based suggestions for treatment
- Case Illustrations in each chapter bring concepts to life and facilitate student comprehension
- Combines a thorough review of the pertinent literature with specific, focused clinical suggestions for implementation in contemporary clinical practice
Patrick Coppens, PhD, CCC-SLP - Professor, Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, New York
Dr. Patrick Coppens is full professor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at SUNY Plattsburgh where he teaches graduate neurogenics courses. Dr. Coppens was born and educated in Brussels, Belgium, where he acquired an undergraduate degree in Germanic Linguistics and a Master’s degree in Neurolinguistics. His doctorate in Communication Disorders and Sciences was awarded at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. Dr. Coppens has 20 years of experience teaching and conducting research in the area of aphasia. He has published and presented extensively in his area of expertise and has edited and contributed to a prior volume entitled Aphasia in Atypical Populations.
Janet Patterson, PhD, CCC-SLP - Chief, Audiology and Speech Pathology Service, VA Northern California Health Care System