Higher Education

A Coursebook on Aphasia and Other Neurogenic Language Disorders, 3rd Edition

  • M.N. Hegde California State University, Fresno
  • ISBN-10: 1418037362  |  ISBN-13: 9781418037369
  • 352 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1998, 1994
  • © 2006 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $123.00



This excellent new edition of a highly respected text provides clear, essential information on aphasia and other neurogenic language disorders in a user-friendly format. Organized in the coursebook format, pages are divided into columns with written information side by side with space for notes, allowing you to keep all your information in one, easy to access location. Thorough revisions reflect recent developments in the field including expanded information on dementia, traumatic brain injury, and right hemisphere syndrome. Current and clinically relevant, additional information on the study, assessment, and treatment of language disorders associated with neurologic problems has been included making this an essential and practical resource.

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Features and Benefits

  • Straightforward writing style makes this complex subject readily understandable.
  • Coursebook design encourages note-taking without distracting from class participation and discussion.
  • Thoroughly referenced to reflect recent research on all disorders and diseases covered

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Aphasia: A Historical Introduction
Chapter 2: Neurophysical Considerations
Chapter 3: Neurodiagnostic Methods and Neuropathology of Aphasia
Chapter 4: Prevalence, Definition, and Classification of Aphasia
Chapter 5: Etiology and Symptomatology of Nonfluent Aphasias
Chapter 6: Etiology and Symptomatology of Fluent Aphasias
Chapter 7: Atypical Aphasias and Aphasia in Selected Populations
Chapter 8: Assessment of Aphasia
Chapter 9: Treatment of Aphasia
Chapter 10: Right Hemisphere Syndrome
Chapter 11: Assessment and Treatment of Right Hemisphere Syndrome
Chapter 12: Traumatic Brain Injury: Causes and Consequences
Chapter 13: Assessment and Management of Traumatic Brain Injury
Chapter 14: Dementia of the Alzheimer’s Type
Chapter 15: Other Forms of Dementia
Chapter 16: Assessment and Management of Patients with Dementia
Appendix A: The Coursebook Method of Teaching and Learning
Appendix B: Glossary of Medical Abbreviations and Symbols
Appendix C: The World Health Organization: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF)
Appendix D: Internet Resources for Clinicians and Consumers

What's New

  • New Student Learning Objectives outline the key points for each chapter and serve as a road map through the content.
  • Three additional new appendices have been included to enhance the clinical usefulness of the text: Appendix B: Glossary of Medical Abbreviations and Symbols; Appendix C: The World Health Organization (2001) International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health, and Appendix D: Internet Resources for Clinicians and Consumers.
  • New Suggested Readings with each chapter provide additional sources of information for those looking to augment their study.
  • Added and improved neuroanatomy illustrations facilitate understanding of neuroanatomic bases of neurogenic language disorders.
  • A comprehensive new glossary provides definitions of important terminology found throughout the text


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Instructor Supplements

Neuroscience of Communication  (ISBN-10: 1565939859 | ISBN-13: 9781565939851)

Following a very successful first edition, Neuroscience of Communication, 2E has been revised and updated and is one step ahead of its predecessor. It continues to provide readers with a deep understanding and lively untellectual curiosity of the brain and how it works. Chapter summaries are included and each chapter has a "study guide" of pertinent questions to help the student review. Marginal notes and boxes are included throughout the text and important terms are printed in bold-faced type and indexed. Many of the discussions have been clarified or expanded and Chapter Four in the first edition is now two chapters in the second edition. Also included are 14 new illustrations and a new chapter on sensory systems.

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Student Supplements

Neuroscience of Communication  (ISBN-10: 1565939859 | ISBN-13: 9781565939851)

New edition-revised and updated throughout. Clarifies and expands discussions from first edition. Includes two new chapters, additional information on the entire diencephalon, as well as 14 new illustrations. Provides clear description of structural and functional organization of the complete nervous system. Presents detailed descriptions of the structures and functions of the vestibular system, speech perception, language, and speech production. TEXTBOOK

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

M.N. Hegde

M.N. (Giri) Hegde, PhD, is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at California State University-Fresno. He holds a master¿s degree in experimental psychology from the University of Mysore, India, a post master¿s diploma in Medical (Clinical) Psychology form Bangalore University, India, and a doctoral degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is a specialist in fluency disorders, language disorders, research methods, and treatment procedures in communicative disorders. Widely published, Dr. Hegde has received many prestigious honors.