The concise, easy-to-understand Neurology for the Speech-Language Pathologist, 6th Edition provides students and clinicians with a practical guide for the study and understanding of neurology in speech-language pathology (SLP). Correlated with clinical syndromes and diseases seen in SLP, it gives you a solid understanding of the nervous system, including: development of the nervous system, organization of the brain, protective mechanisms, descending motor and ascending sensory pathways, and cranial nerves. New content, case studies, and a strong clinical focus make this new edition essential as you move into practice.
- The perfect reader-friendly introduction to the neurology of speech and language
- Emphasizes the neurological mechanisms involved in communication disorders in children and adults
- A new two-color design enhances chapter organization, and the larger size offers a better image presentation with convenient lay-flat reading.
- Approximately 225 illustrations – nearly three times that of the previous edition - are highlighted with color to clarify this complex area of study.
- Improved organization enhances understanding by following a logical flow of information, with speech- and language-specific chapters following a natural progression that more clearly delineates the adult and pediatric content.
- A new chapter, “Central Language Mechanism and Learning,” expands the information about how the brain learns - a natural way to introduce language disorders and provide a solid foundation for study.
- More information on pediatric syndromes and disorders reflects an increased emphasis on this area within neurology.
- New case studies in the clinically oriented chapters provide students with realistic clinical applications.
- Key vocabulary highlighted within chapters and each term is defined in a handy back-of-book glossary.
- Evolve Learning Resources give students and instructors access to a comprehensive suite of learning, communication, and organization tools, including WebLinks, Tip Sheets, Checklists, Test Banks, lecture slides, Image Collections, Instructor's Manuals, Teaching Tips, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), and more.
1. Introduction to Speech-Language Neurology
2. Organization of the Nervous System I
3. Organization of the Nervous System II
4. Neuronal Function in the Nervous System
5. Neurosensory Organization of Speech and Hearing
6. Neuromotor Control of Speech
7. The Cranial Nerves
8. Clinical Speech Syndromes of the Motor Systems
9. Central Language Mechanisms and Learning
10. Adult Disorders of Language
11. Pediatrics: The Developing Brain
12. Pediatric Clinical Speech Syndromes
13. Pediatric Disorders of Language