Acquired Language Disorders: A Case-Based Approach, Third Edition, is a practical, easy-to-follow, informative guide for students and clinicians. The authors present each case from an impairment-based perspective with practical applications for improving activities of daily living, as well as a socially interactive perspective to create a wholistic picture of each case. For people with aphasia, clinicians are encouraged to consider not only language but also executive functions, attention, memory, and visuospatial skills. This edition begins with a review of the basics of brain-behavior relationships and pertinent medical terminology for treating individuals who have a neurological impairment. Each disorder is then introduced in a case-based format that includes a case scenario with a photo, functional analysis of the patient, critical thinking/learning activities, a diagnostic profile, the new Target Assessment Snapshot, treatment considerations, and a Venn diagram of the A-FROM Model with patient goals for each case. Special features include “Test Your Knowledge” sections based on 10 patient scenarios along with an answer key, a Quick Reference Diagnostic Chart for ALDs, and a Functional Communication Connections worksheet for treatment planning purposes.
- The 15 clinical cases include new photos along with the Target Assessment Snapshot depicting level of severity for expression, comprehension, reading, and writing and areas of cognitive impairment. A new case includes a bilingual person with aphasia.
- All chapters have been updated with relevant research.
- An A-FROM model graphic for each patient’s treatment goals is included.
- There is a new Assessment Summary Sheet to help the clinician with the development of a diagnostic profile.
- The chapter on assessment is updated and new assessments are added, including the Assessment of Living with Aphasia (ALA) and the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (R-BANS), the Progressive Aphasia Severity Scale (PASS), and more.
- Chapter 10 includes more than 25 treatment approaches and therapeutic programs.
- The chapter on assessment and service delivery for people with ALD includes discussions of the ICF and the A-FROM Model.
- The PowerPoint lecture slides to augment the text are now accessible on a PluralPlus companion website.
Evelyn R. Klein, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, ASHA Fellow, is a Professor at La Salle University in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Klein is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist (SLP) and a licensed psychologist with a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology through Drexel University. She was a recipient of the Clinical Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Dr. Klein has worked as an SLP in outpatient rehabilitation, home care, and private practice for more than 25 years. She has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and is the co-author of several therapeutic treatment programs for people with acquired language disorders. She has taught the acquired language disorders course and received La Salle’s Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award in 2011 and Faculty Distinguished Scholarship Award in 2018.
James M. Mancinelli, MS, CCC-SLP is the University Clinical Coordinator/Supervisor for La Salle University's Speech-Language-Hearing Science Program. He teaches the graduate course in acquired language disorders, the introductory and advanced clinical practicum courses, as well as undergraduate courses in clinical procedures and professional issues. Mr. Mancinelli is a certified speech-language pathologist and has twenty-five years of clinical experience in medical speech-language pathology, evaluating and treating patients across the life span in acute care, rehabilitation, long-term care, and out-patient settings.