There are very few books available which are concerned with the unique communication problems that can come with traumatic brain injury (TBI). In recent years there has emerged a realisation that these difficulties in communication are closely tied to the cognitive, behavioural and social problems observed following traumatic brain injury. This is changing the way people with TBI are assessed and is generating new approaches to rehabilitation.
This volume will be of interest to psychologists, speech pathologists and therapists and linguists. Clinicians and researchers working with people with traumatic brain injury, and their students, will find it a comprehensive source of contemporary approaches to characterising the communication problems of people with TBI and for planning rehabilitation.
'This book would be a great guide for students and an ally to all SLTs working in this area.' - RCSLT Bulletin 2000
'Overall, the book provides a thought provoking comprehensive overview of communication disorders following Traumatic Brain Injury, and will be of interest to Speech and Language Therapists, Psychologists and others working in this area.' - British Journal of Neurosurgery
L. Togher, S. McDonald, C. Code, Communication Problems Following Traumatic Brain Injury. S. McDonald, L. Togher, C. Code, The Nature of Traumatic Brain Injury: An Overview. C. Coelho, Discourse Analyses in Traumatic Brain Injury. R. Body, M. Perkins, S. McDonald, Pragmatics, Cognition and Communication. L. Tougher, L. Hand, C. Code, Exchanges of Information in the Talk of People with Traumatic Brain Injury. R. Body, M. Parker, Casting the Net Wide: The Use of Multiple Informants in the Assessment of Communication After Traumatic Brain Injury. N. Marsh, Social Skills Deficits Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Assessment and Treatment. B.E. Murdoch, D.G. Theodorus, Dysarthria Following Traumatic Brain Injury. S.B. Chapman, H.S Levin, S.L. Lawer, Communication Problems Resulting from Brain Injury in Children. P. Snow, J. Douglas, Discourse Rehabilitation Following Traumatic Brain Injury.
From being an area primarily on the periphery of mainstream behavioural and cognitive science, neuropsychology has developed in recent years into an area of central concern for a range of disciplines.
We are witnessing not only a revolution in the way in which brain-behaviour-cognition relationships are viewed, but also a widening of interest concerning developments in neuropsychology on the part of a range of workers in a variety of fields.
Major advances in brain-imaging techniques and the cognitive modelling of the impairments following brain injury promise a wider understanding of the nature of the representation of cognition and behaviour in the damaged and undamaged brain.
Neuropsychology is now centrally important for those working with brain-damaged people, but the very rate of expansion in the area makes it difficult to keep with findings from the current research.
The aim of the Brain, Behaviour and Cognition series is to publish a wide range of books that present comprehensive and up-to-date overviews of current developments in specific areas of interest.
These books will be of particular interest to those working with the brain-damaged. It is the editors' intention that undergraduates, postgraduates, clinicians and researchers in psychology, speech pathology, and medicine will find this series a useful source of information on important current developments.
The authors and editors of the books in the series are experts in their respective fields, working at the forefront of contemporary research. They have produced texts that are accessible and scholarly. We thank them for their contribution and their hard work in fulfilling the aims of the series.