Assessment of Aphasia by Otfried Spreen,Anthony H. Risser

By Otfried Spreen,Anthony H. Risser

Spreen and Risser current a complete, serious overview of accessible tools for the evaluation of aphasia and similar problems in adults and kids. The authors discover try tools and techniques which have been used typically for the analysis of aphasia, starting from bedside screening and scores, to checks of particular features of language, and to entire and psychometrically standardized aphasia batteries. insurance of different tools displays more recent developments, together with the components of practical communique, trying out of bilingual sufferers, psycholinguistic techniques, and pragmatic and discourse-related features of language in daily life. The authors additionally learn the growth of language evaluation to people with non-aphasic neurological issues, comparable to sufferers with aggravating mind harm, lesions of the precise hemisphere, the fit aged, and invidulas with dimentia. Taking a versatile and empirical method of the evaluate strategy of their personal medical perform, Spreen and Risser evaluation various try tools and their resource for pros and students-in-training to select from of their personal use. The introductory chapters conceal the historical past of aphasia evaluation, a easy define of subtypes of aphasia- either neuro-anatomically and psycholinguistically-, and the elemental psychometric necessities for overview tools. the ultimate half discusses concerns ordinarily medical perform, particularly questions of attempt choice and interpretation.
The e-book is an intensive and sensible source for speech and language pathologists, neuropsychologists, and their scholars and trainees.

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