Aphasia and Its Therapy by Anna BassoAphasia and Its Therapy by Anna Basso

Aphasia and Its Therapy

byAnna Basso

Hardcover | January 15, 2003

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This is the first single-authored book to attempt to bridge the gap between aphasia research and the rehabilitation of patients with this language disorder. Studies of the deficits underlying aphasia and the practice of aphasia rehabilitation have often diverged, and the relationship betweentheory and practice in aphasiology is loose. The goal of this book is to help close this gap by making explicit the relationship between what is to be rehabilitated and how to rehabilitate it. Early chapters cover the history of aphasia and its therapy from Broca's discoveries to the 1970s, and provide a description of the classic aphasia syndromes. The middle section describes the contribution of cognitive neuropsychology and the treatment models it has inspired. It includes discussionof the relationship between the treatment approach and the functional model upon which it is based. The final chapters deal with aphasia therapy. After providing a sketch of a working theory of aphasia, Basso describes intervention procedures for disorders resulting from damage at the lexical andsentence levels as well as a more general conversation-based intervention for severe aphasics. Anna Basso has run an aphasia rehabilitation unit for more than thirty years. In this book she draws on her considerable experience to provide researchers, clinicians, and their students and trainees in speech-language pathology and therapy, aphasiology, and neuropsychology with comprehensivecoverage of the evolution and state of the art of aphasia research and therapy.
Anna Basso is at University of Milan.
Title:Aphasia and Its TherapyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 6.18 × 9.41 × 1.1 inPublished:January 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195135873

ISBN - 13:9780195135879


Table of Contents

1. A historical overview2. Classification of the aphasias3. Aphasia therapy from WWI to the 1970's4. The efficacy of aphasia therapy5. Cognitive neuropsychology6. The lexicon7. Cognitive rehabilitation8. In search of a theory of aphasia therapy9. Rehabilitation of lexical and sentence disorders10. Severe aphasia and pragmatics11. Final remarksAppendix 1Appendix 2

Editorial Reviews

"Aphasia following a stroke or trauma is a devastating and not infrequent condition which can leave the patient grossly handicapped for the rest of their life. Effective rehabilitation is therefore of great practical importance, but both the methods and their efficacy are highlycontroversial. Anna Basso has long been one of the worlds leading experts. In this definitive work she has presented a theoretically sophisticated, empirically thorough, attractively written and wise overview of the area. It is essential reading for all students and practitioners in thefield."--Tim Shallice, PhD, FRS, Professor of Psychology, Director of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London