|About the Book|
The Psychology of Neurogenic Communication Disorders: A Primer for Health Care Professionals addresses psychological adjustments in patients with neurogenic communication disorders. This unique text covers the psychology of neurogenic communication disorders. It is written about patients who have aphasia, apraxia of speech, and/or the dysarthrias. It is intended as a guide to understanding the significant psychological adjustments many patients must undergo. Organic and biochemical factors related to brain injury and psychological reactions, coping strategies and defense mechanisms, and the responses to loss are addressed. Its non-traditional framework offers clinical vignettes and case studies to help the student understand the issues of working with clients afflicted with speech disorders resulting from neurological incidents.