Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders covers topics in aphasia, motor speech disorders, and dementia. Organized by symptom rather than syndrome, this text provides a foundation for understanding the disorders and learning how to apply basic theory to clinical practice in the development of rehabilitation objectives. Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders applies a clinical integration of the psychosocial with the neuropsychological approach in adult language rehabilitation. Written by international authorities in the field of aphasia and related communication disorders and based on the ICF framework, this unique text features diverse contribution covering global issues.Biografía del autor:
Ilias Papathanasiou, PhD, FRCSLT-Department of Speech and Language Therapy, Technological Educational Institute, Patras, Greece Born in Greece, Dr. Papathanasiou trained in Speech-Language Pathology at the University College London, University of London UK and holds a Master s degree in Health Sciences from St George s Medical School, University of London. He then completed his PhD at the Institute of Neurology, University College London, University of London, were he studied the mechanisms of recovery of writing in aphasia. His clinical and research interests include the study of the cognitive processes and neural substrates that support spoken and written language, as well as the nature and treatment of acquired impairments of language. Dr. Papathanasiou has contributed numerous scientific papers to refereed journals, written several book chapters, organized a number of international meetings. He is the editor of the book Acquired Neurogenic Communication Disorders: A Clinical Perspective and co-editor of the book The Sciences of Aphasia: From Therapy to Theory. He is at the editorial board of Aphasiology, Folia Phoniatrica et Logopedica, Communications Disorders Quarterly and Acta Neuropsychologica. Currently he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Speech and Language Therapy, Technological Educational Institute of Patras and a Research Associate at the Department of ENT, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece where he is actively involved in teaching, clinical research and service delivery. Dr Papathanasiou is a Fellow of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapist, UK. Patrick Coppens, PhD, CCC-SLP-Professor, Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, New York Dr. Patrick Coppens is full professor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at SUNY Plattsburgh where he teaches graduate neurogenics courses. Dr. Coppens was born and educated in Brussels, Belgium, where he acquired an undergraduate degree in Germanic Linguistics and a Master s degree in Neurolinguistics. His doctorate in Communication Disorders and Sciences was awarded at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Dr. Coppens has 20 years of experience teaching and conducting research in the area of aphasia. He has published and presented extensively in his area of expertise and has edited and contributed to a prior volume entitled Aphasia in Atypical Populations. Constantin Potagas, MD, PhD-Neurology Department, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece Dr. Constantin Potagas is assistant professor of Neurology in the Medical School of the Athens University where he teaches neurology and he runs a postgraduate program on clinical neuropsychology. He is mainly a clinical neurologist and worked for many years in France and Greece. He acquired his MD in Athens and was trained in neurology in Nantes and Paris, France. He received his MSc in comparative psychology of cognitive activities from the EHESS in Paris, working under the late Professor J-L Signoret on the neuropsychology of traumatic brain injury. His doctorate dealt with the neuropsychological exploration in olfaction. Dr. Potagas runs the aphasia unit in his department. He published in the areas of traumatic brain injuries rehabilitation, olfaction, and neuropsychological disorders in various clinical conditions. He is the editor of the Greek neuroscience journal Synapsis.
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