Titel: Assessment of Aphasia
Autor/en: Ottfried Spreen, Otfried Spreen, Anthony H. Risser
OXFORD UNIV PR
Januar 2003 - gebunden - 336 Seiten
Spreen and Risser present a comprehensive, critical review of available methods for the assessment of aphasia and related disorders in adults and children. The authors explore test instruments and approaches that have been used traditionally for the diagnosis of aphasia, ranging from bedside
screening and ratings, to tests of specific aspects of language, and to comprehensive and psychometrically standardized aphasia batteries. Coverage of other methods reflects newer trends, including the areas of functional communication, testing of bilingual patients, psycholinguistic approaches,
and pragmatic and discourse-related aspects of language in everyday life. The authors also examine the expansion of language assessment to individuals with non-aphasic neurological disorders, such as patients with traumatic brain injury, lesions of the right hemisphere, the healthy elderly, and
invidulas with dimentia. Taking a flexible and empirical approach to the assessment process in their own clinical practice, Spreen and Risser review numerous test instruments and their source for professionals and students-in-training to choose from in their own use. The introductory chapters
cover the history of aphasia assessment, a basic outline of subtypes of aphasia- both neuro-anatomically and psycholinguistically-, and the basic psychometric requirements for assessment instruments. The final part discusses issues in general clinical practice, specifically questions of test
selection and interpretation.
The book is a thorough and practical resource for speech and language pathologists, neuropsychologists, and their students and trainees.
PART I: INTRODUCTION; 1. Introduction to Aphasia Assessment; 2. History of Aphasia Assessment; 3. Purposes of Assessment; 4. Construction Principles of Aphasia Tests; PART II: CONTEMPORARY TESTS AND METHODS; 5. Clinical Bedside Examination; 6. Screening Tests; 7. Tests of Specific Aspects of Language Behaviour; 8. Functional Communication; 9. Comprehensive Examinations; PART III: TESTS FOR CHILDREN; 10. Issues in the Testing of Children; 11. Tests for Infants and Young Children; 12. Tests for School-Age Children; PART IV: CONTEMPORARY CLINICAL PRACTICE; 13. Issues in General Clinical Practice; 14. Brain Injury and Right Hemisphere Populations; 15. Assessment of Language in the Healthy Elderly and in Dementia; 16. Aphasia Testing in Non-English Language and Bilingual Patients; 17. Test Choice and Interpretation of Assessment
Unique in its scope and depth ... the book provides an extremely useful resource for aphasiologists. I used it extensively in the development of my courses this year, and I recommend it highly to clinicians, educators, and researchers concerned with aphasia. Clinical Neurophysiology, 115