By Otfried Spreen,Anthony H. Risser

ISBN-10: 0195140753

ISBN-13: 9780195140750

Spreen and Risser current a complete, serious assessment of accessible tools for the evaluation of aphasia and comparable problems in adults and kids. The authors discover try out tools and techniques which have been used ordinarily for the prognosis of aphasia, starting from bedside screening and rankings, to checks of particular facets of language, and to finished and psychometrically standardized aphasia batteries. assurance of alternative tools displays more recent traits, together with the components of useful communique, checking out of bilingual sufferers, psycholinguistic ways, and pragmatic and discourse-related features of language in daily life. The authors additionally study the growth of language evaluate to people with non-aphasic neurological problems, resembling sufferers with stressful mind harm, lesions of the fitting hemisphere, the fit aged, and invidulas with dimentia. Taking a versatile and empirical method of the evaluate approach of their personal scientific perform, Spreen and Risser evaluation a number of try tools and their resource for execs and students-in-training to select from of their personal use. The introductory chapters conceal the heritage of aphasia review, a easy define of subtypes of aphasia- either neuro-anatomically and psycholinguistically-, and the fundamental psychometric requisites for review tools. the ultimate half discusses concerns quite often scientific perform, particularly questions of try out choice and interpretation.
The publication is an intensive and useful source for speech and language pathologists, neuropsychologists, and their scholars and trainees.

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