[VIP] Aphasia and Other Acquired Neurogenic Language Disorders A Guide for Clinical Excellence

Covering an array of evidence-based content, including aphasia, traumatic brain injury, dementia, and language in aging, Aphasia and Other Acquired Neurogenic Language Disorders: A Guide for Clinical Excellence is a must-have textbook for clinicians and students studying to be speech-language pathologists. This clinical guide strategically addresses scientific foundations, service delivery, international and multicultural perspectives, assessment, and treatment.

Organized to maximize adult learning, the book is adaptable for multiple pedagogic methods for classroom-based courses, independent study, and online learning.Aphasia and Other Acquired Neurogenic Language Disorders: A Guide for Clinical Excellence provides clinicians and students a clear pathway for quality and effectiveness in clinical practice.

Key features include:

  • A rigorous approach to the art and science of clinical practice, integrating diverse theoretical perspectives for a global readership
  • Guidance on advocacy, ethics, reimbursement, legal aspects, and counseling
  • An emphasis on person-centered, empowering approaches to maximize life participation
  • Extensive assessment resources and a process analysis approach for analyzing communicative performance and interpreting assessment results
  • How-to content on more than 50 intervention approaches
  • Diagrams, charts, illustrations, summary tables, a substantial glossary, a detailed index, and rich up-to-date references
  • Complementary online materials with links to videos and other teaching/learning resources
  • Systematic queries that enliven clear learning objectives

Pedagogy includes:

  • Extensive assessment resources and a process analysis approach for analyzing communicative performance and interpreting assessment results
  • Clear and concise clinical examples to ensure relevance of information based on realistic scenarios
  • Systematic queries that enliven clear learning objectives
  • Diagrams, charts, illustrations, summary tables, a substantial glossary, a detailed index, and rich up-to-date references
  • Key terms in bold within the chapter and listed in a glossary

Ancillary materials available via PluralPlus companion website:

  • PowerPoint materials to guide discussions pertaining to content in each chapter
  • Additional discussion points and learning activities for each chapter designed to encourage a learn-by-doing rather than just a learn-by-reading modes
  • Editable in-class handouts to guide discussions and hands-on learning activities
  • A terminology guide with sound files for practice with pronunciation and definitions
  • Links to video examples and additional helpful online resources
  • A test bank that includes multiple-choice, fill-in-the blank, matching, true/false, short-answer, and essay items, all cross-referenced to the content areas addressed
  • A concise review of pedagogic methods for instructors, aimed at enhancing engaged learning

To access the materials, log in to the website using the URL located inside the front cover of your copy of Aphasia and Other Acquired Neurogenic Language Disorders: A Guide for Clinical Excellence.

To access the student materials, you must register on the companion website and log in using the access code located inside the front cover of your textbook.

To access the instructor materials, you must contact Plural Publishing, Inc. to be verified as an instructor and receive your access code.

Praise from Professors:
The author’s unique “voice” comes through here, as does her passion and enthusiasm for clinical aphasiology. . . I don’t know of any other textbook that structures the active learning experience for the reader in the way this one does. If readers truly engage with the learning opportunities provided, their depth of knowledge in many ways.
–Barbara Shadden, PhD
Professor Emerita, Department of Communication Disorders, University of Arkansas

This book is a book so well written scientifically and yet so poetic and artistic, reflecting the art and the science of our profession, applicable to clinical practice as well as laboratory research.
–Hyanghee (Hope) Kim, PhD
Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Younsei University, Korea

Professor Hallowell excels through her friendly yet scientifically rigourous style. Her rich experience as both clinician and scholar are evident in her writing. The book kindles researchers’ minds and empowers clinicians.
–N. Shivashankar, PhD
Professor and Head, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, India


  • Audrey L. Holland, PhD, Regents’ Professor Emerita University of Arizona; Research Director, Adler Aphasia Center Maywood NJ (2016):
    “This is a thoroughly up-to-date and comprehensive text in aphasia. It is loaded with solid information about diagnosing and treating neurogenic communication disorders, information on outcome measurement, guidelines for best practices, and written in a reader-friendly style. Serious clinicians will want to read this book, and keep it close as a crucial reference throughout their practice-lifetimes.”
  • Travis Threats, Professor and Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Saint Louis University, ASHA Fellow (2016):
    “Perhaps one of the best neurogenic communication disorders books ever!…The best thing is that this book is obviously a labor of love. Scholarship plus passion- this is what I try to tell my faculty that they should be shooting for in teaching students.”
  • Dr Christopher Plant, Lecturer in Speech Pathology (May 2016):
    “”…in comparison to other textbooks, this text offers fantastic value for money with the breadth and depth of coverage and the supplemental online materials that come along with it. Not to mention its more unique angle of having a stronger clinical focus than other texts in the area…””
  • Scott S. Rubin, Ph.D., Associate Professor LSU Health Sciences Center Department of Communication Disorders (May 2016):
    “I think the book is one of the best on aphasia I have seen/read.”
  • Dr. Caroline Jagoe, Trinity College Dublin (May 2016):
    “I was particularly impressed with the balance between the person-centred approaches and the integration of theoretical frameworks. The assessment section will be particularly useful for students in the early stages of study and therefore is very relevant to our module on “Assessment of Disorders of Language and Communication”. The inclusion of details such as common abbreviations will be very useful for students engaging in their first placements within healthcare settings.”
  • Paul A Dagenais, Ph.D., University of South Alabama, Doody’s (August 2016):
    “5 STARS! **Description** This exhaustive review of acquired neurogenic language disorders covers aphasia, right brain, TBI, and dementia. It provides a broad range of information from theoretical concepts to clinical applications, including important aspects of the clinical process based on evidence-based practice as well as practical, useful information such as billing. **Purpose** The intent is to go beyond assessment and treatment of neurogenic disorders. The author includes aspects of the WHO’s model of body structure and function, quality of life, multicultural issues, ethical issues, and evidence-based practice. This book is phenomenal and could be used across many courses for graduate students. **Audience** The intended audience is students in speech-language pathology who wish to work in the medical arena. It also would be a great reference for working clinicians. This book is right on target for graduate students. Dr. Hallowell is very much an authority, with years of experience, who has published extensively in these areas. **Features** The book covers all aspects of the process of assessment and intervention, related to the neurological disorders of aphasia, right brain, TBI, and dementia. It includes a strong historical perspective on these deficits as well as descriptions of current neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. It covers many aspects of intervention such as quality of life issues that many books do not address. The book’s main strength is that it is comprehensive. The only possible criticism is that this comprehensiveness could be seen as rather daunting by students. But it is a book many would want to subsequently keep for their professional libraries. There is an accompanying website, which would be of special interest to instructors. **Assessment** This book is amazing. It is extremely thorough and, to my knowledge, far exceeds the offerings I have considered in the past, such as ”Aphasiology: Disorders and Clinical Practice”, 2nd edition, Davis (Pearson, 2006), and ”Brain-Based Communication Disorders”, LaPointe et al. (Plural Publishing, 2010). It is also much more user friendly than ”Language Intervention Strategies in Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders”, 5th edition, Chapey (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008).”
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