A Coursebook on Aphasia and Other Neurogenic Language Disorders, Fourth Edition is a textbook for courses in aphasia and other neurogenic communication disorders, whether offered at the undergraduate or graduate level. It is organized in a unique and interactive coursebook format that divides pages into columns with written information next to columns with a space for notes. This allows instructors to make lecture notes and students to write class notes on the right half of each page of the text.
The text has been divided into four parts. Part I deals with various forms of aphasia, essential neurological concepts, neurodiagnostic procedures, and assessment and treatment of aphasic communication disorders. Part II addresses communication disordersassociated with right hemisphere damage and their clinical management. Part III is concerned with traumatic brain injury and its nature, assessment, and treatment. Finally, Part IV of the text is devoted to varieties of dementia and their assessment and clinicalmanagement.
For the fourth edition all chapters have been thoroughly revised and expanded to make them comprehensive, current, and clinically detailed. New information has been added to most chapters to reflect recent developments in the study, assessment, and treatment of communication disorders associated with neurologic diseases and trauma.
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Part I. Aphasia
Chapter 1. Prevalence, Definition, and Classification of Aphasia
Chapter 2. Neuroanatomic and Neurophysiological Considerations
Chapter 3. Neurodiagnostic Methods and Neuropathology
Chapter 4. Varieties of Aphasias
Chapter 5. Assessment of Aphasia
Chapter 6. Treatment of Aphasia
Part II. Right Hemisphere Damage
Chapter 7. Right Hemisphere Damage
Chapter 8. Assessment and Treatment of Right Hemisphere Damage
Part III. Traumatic Brain Injury
Chapter 9. Traumatic Brain Injury: Causes and Consequences
Chapter 10. Assessment and Management of Traumatic Brain Injury
Part IV. The Dementias
Chapter 11. The Dementias
Chapter 12. Assessment and Management of Persons with Dementia
About The Author
M.N. Hegde, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Speech-Language Pathology in the Department of Communicative Disorders at California State University, Fresno. A highly regarded author in speech-language pathology, his books include leading texts in academic courses and valuableresources for clinicians. His books have been used in worldwide in speech-language pathology programs.