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Movement Disorders in Neurologic Disease: Effects on Communication and Swallowing addresses a wide range of medical disorders that involve disturbances of muscle tone and muscle control, including Parkinson disease, ataxia, spasmodic dysphonia, and Huntington disease. These conditions can impact the motor control systems and often affect the linguistic and cognitive systems. For each disorder, the book provides an overview, signs and symptoms, associated genetics, effects on communication and swallowing, risk and protective factors, treatment decision-making, and more. The authors also offer valuable insights into these conditions to encourage a level of understanding that will ensure multidisciplinary, professional communication as well as planning and implementation of efficient intervention strategies.
Supported by numerous graphs, figures, clinical photographs, and case studies, this unique book is an essential resource for practitioners and researchers in the field of neurogenic speech and swallowing disorders.
AudiencePrimary Subject: Speech and Language Pathology / Neurogenics
Secondary Subject: Speech and Language Pathology / Swallowing
Audience Level: Professional
- Introduction, Definitions, Foundations
- Negative Signs and Symptoms
- Positive Signs and Symptoms
- Limb and Speech Contrasts
- Course of the Diseases
- Principles of Management
- Speech and Neuromotor Control of the Speech Production System
- Dysphagia Management and Nutritional Aspects
- Language and Cognitive Effects
- Medical Treatments
- The Future
- New Developments
- Genetics, Stem Cell, Implantation, Pharmacologic
About The Authors
Leonard L. LaPointe, PhD, received his bachelorís degree from Michigan State University and his masterís and doctoral degrees from the University of Colorado. He is a Francis Eppes Distinguished Professor of Communication Science and Disorders at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Dr. LaPointe has served invited visiting professorships in Australia, Hong Kong, and New Zealand, and also lectures worldwide.
Bruce Murdoch, PhD, Dsc, is the director of the Centre for Neurogenic Communication Disorders Research at the University of Queensland and former head of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. He is a recognized, international authority on neurologically-acquired speech and language disorders in children and adults. Dr. Murdoch has published 14 books in this field, more than 415 peer-reviewed articles in high-quality international journals, 71 invited book chapters, and more than 380 paper presentations at major international conferences. Currently, his research primarily focuses on the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of dysarthria in Parkinsonís disease and the rehabilitation of aphasia post-stroke. Dr. Murdoch is a member of the editorial board for 10 international refereed journals and is an editorial consultant for 25 other international journals. He consults worldwide on neurogenic communication disorders.