Supporting Communication for Adults with Acute and Chronic Aphasia
Communication and Language

This comprehensive text arms SLPs and other service providers with research-based strategies, supports, and technologies that improve outcomes for adults with chronic or acute aphasia.

72681 978-1-59857-268-1
2013 368
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How can SLPs and other practitioners provide the best supports for adults with aphasia—and help them make a successful return to daily life? Clear answers are in this comprehensive text, the definitive guide to research-based strategies, supports, and technologies that improve outcomes for adults with chronic or acute aphasia.

Introducing a unique approach to aphasia treatment, this book goes far beyond coverage of AAC devices, revealing innovative ways to educate families and communities about the needs of people with aphasia and encourage ongoing participation in everyday life. SLPs, OTs, PTs, and other service providers will get the foundational knowledge they need to

  • leverage today's technology—both electronic and non-electronic options-to support communication
  • ensure effective communication support across all healthcare settings and stages of recovery
  • implement therapeutic assessments that involve patients as proactive partners in their rehabilitation
  • weave communication supports into inpatient and outpatient therapy
  • conduct aphasia treatment in small groups to enhance communication and reduce social isolation
  • support participation in everyday situations, including self-care, leisure activities, and interpersonal interactions
  • strengthen social relationships by training the communication partners of people with aphasia
  • maintain ongoing, long-term communication support that adapts to changing needs

An ideal textbook for graduate courses on aphasia—and an indispensable resource for practicing SLPs and other service providers—this book will help professionals strengthen the communication skills, social competence, and life satisfaction of people with aphasia.

Includes brief, instructive case studies and quick-reference lists of communication strategies and supports

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Series Preface
Series Editors and Editorial Advisory Board
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Foreword Audrey L. Holland
  1. Supporting Communication: Improving the Experience of Living with Aphasia
    Julia M. King, Nina Simmons-Mackie, and David R. Beukelman
  2. Frameworks for Managing Communication Support for People with Aphasia
    Nina Simmons-Mackie
  3. Communication Supports
    Julia M. King
  4. Supporting Communication with Technology
    Julia M. King
  5. Staging Communication Supports Across the Health Care Continuum
    Nina Simmons-Mackie
  6. Assess for Success: Evidence for Therapeutic Assessment
    Deborah Hersh, Linda Worrall, Robyn O’Halloran, Kyla Brown, Brooke Grohn, and Amy D. Rodriguez
  7. Integrating Communication Supports into Aphasia Intervention in Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation
    Kristy S.E. Weissling and Judy Harvey
  8. Integrating Communication Support into Aphasia Group Treatment
    Roberta J. Elman and Elizabeth Hoover
  9. Communication Support for Everyday Life Situations
    Nina Simmons-Mackie and Julia M. King
  10. Supporting Communication with Partner Training
    Jacqueline J. Hinckley, Natalie M. Douglas, Rachel A. Goff, and Erline V. Nakano
  11. Ongoing Management and Maintaining Communication Support
    Nancy B. Alarcon
  12. Communication Access, Rights, and Policies
    Jennifer Horner
Appendix Image Capture and Management
David R. Beukelman, Sarah Taylor, and Cara Ullman



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Kristine Lundgren, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, School of Health and Human Sciences, University of North Carolina at Greensboro - March 4, 2013
“This book will become required reading, to accompany an adult language disorders text, in my aphasia course.”
Jane Wegner, Clinical Professor and Clinic Director, Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, University of Kansas - February 27, 2013
“Presents a broadened view of aphasia . . . rich with personal stories, examples of strategies, and resources that will be appreciated by both students and practitioners.”
Linda Worrall, Director, NHMRC CCRE in Aphasia Rehabilitation, The University of Queensland, Australia - February 27, 2013
“This book takes AAC in aphasia into a new stratosphere . . . A must-read for any aphasia therapist who hopes to improve the lives of their patients.”
Emma Power, MSPAA, Lecturer, Neurogenic Communication Disorders, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney - February 27, 2013
“A unique resource written by authorities in the field . . . essential reading for any clinician, lecturer and student who is determined to support a successful life for people with aphasia and their loved ones.”
Aura Kagan, Executive Director, Director of Education and Applied Research, Aphasia Institute, Toronto, Canada - February 26, 2013
“A welcome and long overdue addition to the aphasia literature . . . Practice based on the principles contained in this book can change the face of aphasia treatment!”
Melanie Fried-Oken, Professor, Oregon Health & Science University - February 25, 2013
“A speech-language pathologist and aphasiologist can no longer say, 'I don't do AAC.' The authors redefine aphasia management and show us that communication supports can be applied in every area, from assessment and treatment to policy and advocacy for all. A must-read.”
Ellayne Ganzfried, ASHA Fellow, Executive Director, National Aphasia Association - February 25, 2013
“A wealth of practical and relevant information on intervention with the ultimate goal of living successfully with aphasia. [This book] should be used by anyone interested in addressing the needs of people with aphasia and their families.”