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Introduction to Neurogenic Communication Disorders, Second Edition

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    ISBN: 9781284099041
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    Second Edition
    ISBN: 9781284099041

M. Hunter Manasco

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Introduction to Neurogenic Communication Disorders, Second Edition introduces students to common adult communication disorders and associated neuroanatomy and neurophysiology in an accessible, functional and clinical context. Fully revised and updated with a full color design, the Second Edition continues to provide students with necessary foundational knowledge while highlighting the human element of communication disorders.  Illustrative patient profiles provided in new online videos demonstrate actual case examples of symptoms, deficits, and pathological behaviors, reinforcing key concepts presented within the textbook. 

NEW to the Second Edition
  • New online videos illustrate the possible effects of medical conditions, such as stroke and Parkinson’s disease, on communication, speech, language, cognition, and quality of life
  • Additional information on topics such as the Fregoli delusion, Guillain-Barre syndrome, visual deficits, and more
  • Updated with recent research on chronic traumatic encephalopathy in athletes
  • Full color design and expanded art programme

Chapter Features
  • Video icons refer students to the accompanying online videos
  • Clinical Notes and Author’s Notes provide real-world insight to the student and humanize the subject matter
  • Main Points summarize key learning objectives
  • Review Questions offer an opportunity to apply content and assess comprehension

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 Introduction  
Chapter 2 Basic Brain Anatomy  
Chapter 3 Acute Etiologies of Neurogenic Communication Disorders  
Chapter 4 The Aphasias  
Chapter 5 Right Hemisphere Disorders  
Chapter 6 Motor Speech Disorders: Apraxia of Speech and Evaluation of Motor Speech Disorders  
Chapter 7 Motor Speech Disorders: The Dysarthrias  
Chapter 8 Traumatic Brain Injury  
Chapter 9 Dementia  
Chapter 10 Counseling  


M. Hunter Manasco, PhD, CCC-SLP-Assistant Professor, Misericordia University, St. Dallas, Pennsylvania

Dr. Hunter Manasco is an Assistant Professor in the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Misericordia University. Dr. Manasco’s areas of specialization include neuroanatomy, aphasia, motor speech disorders, dysphagia, traumatic brain injury, dementia, and autism. He received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders at the University of Montevallo in Alabama. Dr. Manasco completed his doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of South Alabama. He His primary research interests center on stroke and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. Dr. Manasco has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in acute care, long-term care, hospice, adult rehabilitation, and school and hospital based pediatrics. He has presented numerous papers in his areas of specialty at state and national conferences.

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