Table of Contents

Neurological basis of speech and language.
Basic anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism.
Neurological causes of communcation disorders.
Aphasia.
Non-focal brain damage : communication disorders and a world of other problems.
Right hemisphere syndrome.
Acquired aphasia in childhood.
Motor speech disorders in adults : dysarthrias and apraxia of speech.
Motor speech disorders in childhood.
Acquired neurological swallowing disorders in children and adults.
Principles of assessment of child and adult neurological speech-language disorders.
Principles of treatment for neurological communication disorders. Introduces the reader to the major clinically recognized types of acquired speech/language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders encountered by clinicians working with child and adult neurological cases.