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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 problems commonly 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 will find this book invaluable when dealing with language disorders resulting from brain disease or injury.

About the Author:
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.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780195089349
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publisher Imprint: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Height: 241 mm
  • No of Pages: 456
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 785 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0195089340
  • Publisher Date: 29 Feb 1996
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 31 mm
  • Width: 164 mm


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