Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; Section I; Chapter 1. Clinical Practices and the Narrative Self; What Is Narrative Self?; Theoretical Foundations; Perspectives on Self and Narrative; Evolving Clinical Perspectives on Person and Function; Establishing our Framework for Narrative Self; The Concept of Self; Human Narrative and Narrative Self; Communicative Processes and Narrative Self; Narrative Self and Neurogenic Communication Disorders; Summary and Caveats; Chapter 2. Neurogenic Communication Disorders; The Illnesses and Associated Communication Impairment Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)Parkinson's Disease (PD); Stroke (Brain Attack) Aphasia, Dysarthria, and Apraxia of Speech; Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and Other Dementias; Similarities and Differences: What Dimensions Matter?; Onset and Course of Disorder; Communication Aspect Most Affected and Its Impact; Communication Effects on Self Presentation; Issues of Self as Externally Perceived; Illness Narrative; Moving Forward; Section II; Chapter 3. The Self; The Dimensions of the Self; The Self and Culture; The Self and Roles; The Self and Situational Interactions; The Self and Biography An ExampleAgency; Power; Cultural Power; Power from Roles; Power in Interactions; Power from Biography; Agency, Power, and the Self; The Social Construction of the Self; An Illustrative Clinical Scenario; Conclusion; Chapter 4. Narrative Processes; Exploring Narrative; Narrative and the Self; Narrative as a Backdrop to Illness; The Illness Narrative; Community Narrative; Health Narrative; The Role of Life Stage in Illness Narrative; Communication Impairment and Illness Narratives; Caregiver Perspectives; In Search of Biographical Accommodation; Tools Supporting Narrative Communication Life Span IssuesTime for Reframing the Life Story; The Illness Narrative: What Do Persons with ALS Seek?; The Illness Narrative: Social Situatedness and Social Others; Family and Friends; Caregivers; Support Groups and Communities; Communication Tools and Technology; In Closing; Postscript; Chapter 7. Life Stories in Parkinson's Disease; Parkinson's Disease and the Self; Self and Culture; Self and Roles; Self and Interactions; Self and Biography; Parkinson's Disease and the New Life Narrative; The New Narrative: Culture and the Self; The New Narrative: Roles and the Self Narrative in the Clinical ContextChapter 5. Life Stories across the Life Span: Considering Time; Aging as Temporality; Life Span Considerations; Life Storying in Aging; Self, Stereotype, and the Narrative of Decline; Social Grounding of Self in Aging; The Boundaries of Normal Aging; A Lesson Learned through Reggie's Story; Section III; Chapter 6. Life Stories in ALS; Communication in ALS; Self and Life Stories; Self and Culture; Self and Roles; Self and Interaction; Self and Biography; Illness Narratives; The Illness Narrative: Diagnosis and Change; The Illness Narrative: Time; Views of Time This book translates psychological concepts of narrative and self into the clinical realm of speech-language pathology. The text moves from theory to qualitative analyses of living with neurogenic disorders to implications for clinical interventions for individual clients and their significant others.