Aphasia: A Clinical Perspective

Hardcover | October 1, 1994

byD. Frank Benson, Alfredo Ardila

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An up-to-date, integrated analysis of the language disturbances associated with brain pathology, this book examines the different types of aphasia combining two clinical approaches: the neurological and the neuropsychological. Although they stress the clinical aspects of aphasia syndromes,they also review assessment techniques, linguistic analyses, problems of aphasia classification, and frequently occurring related disorders such as alexia, agraphia, alcalculia, and anomia. In addition, they examine commonly encountered speech disorders, neurobehavioral and psychiatric problemscommonly associated with aphasia, and the language characteristics of aging and dementia. Rehabilitation and recovery are discussed, and a neural basis for aphasia and related problems is proposed. Neuropsychologists, neurologists, speech therapists, psychiatrists, and occupational therapists willfind this book invaluable when dealing with language disorders resulting from brain disease or injury.

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An up-to-date, integrated analysis of the language disturbances associated with brain pathology, this book examines the different types of aphasia combining two clinical approaches: the neurological and the neuropsychological. Although they stress the clinical aspects of aphasia syndromes,they also review assessment techniques, linguis...

D. Frank Benson, M.D., is Augustus S. Rose Professor Emeritus of Neurology at University of California at Los Angeles. Alfredo Ardila, Ph.D., is Coordinator of the Neuropsychology Program at Miami Institute of Psychology.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:456 pages, 6.73 × 9.49 × 1.1 inPublished:October 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195089340

ISBN - 13:9780195089349

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Table of Contents

I. Basic Considerations1. What is Aphasia?2. Historical Background3. Variations within Aphasia4. Linguistic Analyses in Aphasia5. Brain Damage in Aphasia6. Assessment of AphasiaII. Syndromology7. Classifications of Aphasia8. Perisylvan Aphasic Syndromes9. Extrasylvan (Transcortical) Aphasic Syndromes10. Subcortical Speech and Language Syndromes11. Alexia12. Agraphia13. Acalculia14. Anomia15. Neural Basis of Language FunctionsIII. Related Disorders16. Speech Disorders17. Associated Neurologic and Behavioral Problems18. Communication Disturbances in Aging and Dementia19. Psychiatric Aspects of AphasiaIV. Rehabilitation20. Recovery from Aphasia21. Management and Rehabilitation of Aphasia

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"Will provide the interested professional with an excellent reference for understanding the neuroanatomy and symptomatology of aphasia and related disorders.... This book provides a well-documented explanation of the relationship of changes in neuroanatomy and physiology to changes inneuropsychological behaviors....The text is clearly written with excellent illustrative material. Rating: Five Stars."--Barbaranne J. Benjamin, Ph.D., University of Toledo, Doody's Journal