Language Case Files in Neurological Disorders
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This book features case studies of ten individuals with acquired neurological disorders. These disorders have implications for speech, language, and communication but have not been the focus of research to date in speech-language pathology.
Chapters present a brief medical overview of each condition, followed by detailed linguistic analysis. A carefully assembled narrative captures the impact of each neurological disorder on an individual’s daily life and social activities. This structured approach, supported by further reading and exercises, gives readers a nuanced understanding of each disorder’s clinical presentation and language and communication features and the complex interrelationship between language and communication and cognitive and motor symptoms.
The book will be of interest to students of all levels, researchers, and clinicians in speech-language pathology and related disciplines, including neurology, psychiatry, and psychology.
Table of Contents
Case study 1: Corticobasal degeneration
Case study 2: Progressive supranuclear palsy
Case study 3: Huntington’s disease
Case study 4: Lewy body disease
Case study 5: Multiple sclerosis
Case study 6: Parkinson’s disease
Case study 7: Motor neuron disease
Case study 8: Alcohol-related brain damage
Case study 9: Covid-19 infection
Case study 10: Guillain-Barré syndrome
Louise Cummings is Professor in the Department of English at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her research interests in speech-language pathology are pragmatic disorders, and language impairment in neurodegenerative disorders. In 2020, she published the volume Language in Dementia with Cambridge University Press.