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Handbook of Acquired Communication Disorders in Childhood

Bruce E. Murdoch
496 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 7 x 10"
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Provides comprehensive coverage of acquired motor speech and language disorders occurring in children in terms of their neuropathological basis, neurology, clinical symptomatology, prognosis, assessment, and treatment.

The authors take a disease-specific approach, a comprehensive range of the childhood neurological conditions most commonly encountered clinically by speech-language pathologists covering traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular accidents, childhood cancers (brain tumors and leukemia), infectious diseases, metabolic disorders, neural tube defects, anoxic conditions (e.g., immersion injury), and convulsive disorder. Also featured are full descriptions of the relevant assessment and treatment procedures currently recommended for use with each of these acquired childhood communication disorders, supported by numerous figures and graphs, case studies, and photographs of the various clinical conditions.

  • Introduction to Acquired Speech and Language Disorders in Childhood
  • Acquired Language Disorders in Childhood
    • Acquired Childhood Aphasia
    • Cognitive/Linguistic Disorders Subsequent to Childhood Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
    • Language Disorders Subsequent to Treatment for Childhood Cancer
    • Linguistic Disorders Associated with Childhood Metabolic Disorders
    • Language Disorders in Childhood Infectious Disease
    • Language Outcomes Following Acute Cerebral Anoxia in Childhood
    • Language Impairments in the Neural Tube Disorders
    • Language Dysfunction Associated with Childhood Convulsive Disorders
    • Assessment and Treatment of Acquired Childhood Language Disorders
  • Acquired Motor Speech Disorders in Childhood
    • Acquired Dysarthria and Apraxia of Speech in Childhood
    • Dysarthria Subsequent to Traumatic Brain Injury in Childhood
    • Speech Disorders Following Treatment for Childhood Brain Tumours
    • Assessment and Treatment of Acquired Speech Disorders in Childhood

About The Author

Bruce E. Murdoch

Bruce Murdoch