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.
- Case studies and clinical applications in clinically oriented chapters provide you with realistic clinical applications.
- Presents complex information clearly in a concise, easy-to-understand manner.
- Clinical emphasis throughout makes this text valuable as you move into clinical practice — and prepare for the Praxis exam.
- Evolve companion website has vocabulary flashcards and study questions with answers so students can assess their knowledge.
- Key terms in each chapter and an end-of-text glossary give you easy access to accurate, concise definitions.
- NEW! Separate section on pediatric speech and language disorders, including a chapter on the developing brain.
- EXPANDED! Updated sections on neurodiagnostic and neuroimaging procedures, as well as childhood apraxia of speech, fluency disorders, Autism, and TBI.
- NEW! Updated discussion of the anatomy and function of the cerebellum gives you the most current information.
- UPDATED! Covers the latest neuroimaging research on anatomy, physiology, and disorders of speech-language.
- EXPANDED! Discusses the brain connectivity and the neural network underlying learning and language.
- EXPANDED! Addresses motor control for speech production so you stay in the know.
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