There are very few books available which are concerned with the unique communication problems that can come with traumatic brain injury (TBI). In recent years there has emerged a realisation that these difficulties in communication are closely tied to the cognitive, behavioural and social problems observed following traumatic brain injury. This is changing the way people with TBI are assessed and is generating new approaches to rehabilitation.
This volume will be of interest to psychologists, speech pathologists and therapists and linguists. Clinicians and researchers working with people with traumatic brain injury, and their students, will find it a comprehensive source of contemporary approaches to characterising the communication problems of people with TBI and for planning rehabilitation.
Table of Contents
L. Togher, S. McDonald, C. Code, Communication Problems Following Traumatic Brain Injury. S. McDonald, L. Togher, C. Code, The Nature of Traumatic Brain Injury: An Overview. C. Coelho, Discourse Analyses in Traumatic Brain Injury. R. Body, M. Perkins, S. McDonald, Pragmatics, Cognition and Communication. L. Tougher, L. Hand, C. Code, Exchanges of Information in the Talk of People with Traumatic Brain Injury. R. Body, M. Parker, Casting the Net Wide: The Use of Multiple Informants in the Assessment of Communication After Traumatic Brain Injury. N. Marsh, Social Skills Deficits Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Assessment and Treatment. B.E. Murdoch, D.G. Theodorus, Dysarthria Following Traumatic Brain Injury. S.B. Chapman, H.S Levin, S.L. Lawer, Communication Problems Resulting from Brain Injury in Children. P. Snow, J. Douglas, Discourse Rehabilitation Following Traumatic Brain Injury.
'This book would be a great guide for students and an ally to all SLTs working in this area.' - Georgina Willis, Maudsley Hospital, RCSLT Bulletin 2000
'Overall, the present volume represents a valuable and updated review on communication deficits following TBI. Critical issues central to both theoretical and clinical aspects are comprehensively discussed. Thus, both researchers and rehabilitation workers will likely gain in reading this book.' - Sergio Zanini, Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
'Overall, the book provides a thought provoking comprehensive overview of communication disorders following Traumatic Brain Injury, and will be of interest to Speech and Language Therapists, Psychologists and others working in this area.' - C. Keohane, British Journal of Neurosurgery