Aphasia

aphasia (əfā´zhə), language disturbance caused by a lesion of the brain, making an individual partially or totally impaired in his ability to speak, write, or comprehend the meaning of spoken or written words. It is distinguished from functional disorders such as stammering or stuttering, and from impaired speech due to physical defects in the organs used for speaking. Treatment consists of reeducation; the oral and lip-reading methods employed in the education of deaf and mute children have been found to be of assistance in therapy.

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Aphasia: Selected full-text books and articles

Aphasia Inside Out: Reflections on Communication Disability By Susie Parr; Judy Duchan; Carole Pound Open University Press, 2003
Conversation and Brain Damage By Charles Goodwin Oxford University Press, 2003
Fundamentals of Language By Roman Jakobson; Moris Halle Mouton de Gruyter, 2002 (2nd edition)
The Aphasia Therapy File By Sally Byng; Kate Swinburn; Carole Pound Psychology Press, 1999
Talking about Aphasia: Living with Loss of Language after Stroke By Susie Parr; Sally Byng; Sue Gilpin; Chris Ireland Open University Press, 1997
A Systemic-Dynamic Lurian Approach to Aphasia in Bilingual Speakers By Kotik-Friedgut, Bella Communication Disorders Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 2, Winter 2001
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Cognitive Treatments for Aphasia: Should We and Can We Help Attention and Working Memory Problems? By Murray, Laura L Journal of Medical Speech - Language Pathology, Vol. 12, No. 3, September 2004
Performance of a Person with Chronic Aphasia Using Personal and Contextual Pictures in a Visual Scene Display Prototype By McKelvey, Miechelle L.; Dietz, Aimee R.; Hux, Karen; Weissling, Kristy; Beukelman, David R Journal of Medical Speech - Language Pathology, Vol. 15, No. 3, September 2007
Coping Resources, Perceived Stress, and Recent Life Experiences in Individuals with Aphasia By Laures-Gore, Jacqueline; Hamilton, Amy; Matheny, Kenneth Journal of Medical Speech - Language Pathology, Vol. 15, No. 4, December 2007
The Impact of Aphasia on Textual Coherence: Evidence from Two Typologically Different Languages By Korpijaakko-Huuhka, Anna-Maija; Lind, Marianne Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders, Vol. 3, No. 1, January 1, 2012
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Word-Retrieval Treatment in Aphasia: Effects of Sentence Context By Raymer, Anastasia; Kohen, Francine Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, Vol. 43, No. 3, May-June 2006
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Application of Semantic Feature Analysis to Retrieval of Action Names in Aphasia By Wambaugh, Julie L.; Ferguson, Morelia Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, Vol. 44, No. 3, May-June 2007
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