Search ASHA Publications About Adult Neurogenics
The ASHA Leader and ASHA online journals are excellent sources of materials to supplement your curriculum.
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The ASHA Leader
Selected online Leader articles about Adult Neurogenics:
Aphasia Assessment in Chinese Speakers
A limited number of culturally sensitive tools is available for testing this U.S. population.
Acquired Apraxia of Speech: A Treatment Overview
Published reports of treatment for AOS first appeared in 1973, but since that initial investigation, there has been substantial growth in the literature documenting the benefits of AOS treatment. Check out this overview of the current recommended treatments.
Discourse Analyses: Characterizing Cognitive-Communication Disorders Following TBI
The extent of discourse impairments in individuals with TBI influences the diagnostic process, formulation of prognoses, and development of effective interventions for social reintegration.
Assistive Technology for Cognition
Cognitive aids increase the independent functioning of individuals with processing deficits by supporting the completion of functional activities in natural settings. These aids also can reduce caregiver burden and stress by helping individuals with cognitive impairment function more independently.
Traumatic Brain Injury and AAC: Supporting Communication Through Recovery
Augmentative and alternative communication methods are a crucial component of assessment and intervention for adults with severe traumatic brain injury.
Executive Functions and Communication in Adolescents
We think of adolescence as a time of significant physical and psychosocial changes, but it also is a time of significant brain and cognitive development and, related to these developments, significant changes in communication functions.
These Web sites could help stave off age-related cognitive decline.
Communicating Effectively with Elders and Their Families
Here are some guidelines to enhance your ability to communicate effectively with older clients and their families, which is essential to quality service delivery in audiology and speech-language pathology.
Aphasia Center Takes the Stage
The Adler Aphasia Center's Drama Club produces aphasia-friendly musicals to benefit the center's members and to delight community audiences.
AAC Strategies and Tools for Persons With Dementia
The basic goal of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is to help persons with communication impairments increase their participation in desired activities and create opportunities for social interaction through various modes of communication. Many non-electronic or low-tech communication approaches have been used successfully to support social interaction of persons with dementia.
Management of Sports-Related Concussion in Children and Adolescents
Fall sports bring the specter of concussion for school-age athletes, and speech-language pathologists can play an important role in preventing and managing concussion.
TBI: An Insider's Journey
In 2003 at age 16, the author experienced traumatic brain injury after a horseback riding accident. This is her story of finding her way back to life-and discovering a future career as a speech-language pathologist.
Improving Inpatient and Follow-Up TBI Services
At Duke University Hospital, speech-language pathology and trauma service coordinators joined forces in a performance improvement project that has enhanced services for patients with traumatic brain injury.
Constraint-Induced Language Therapy: A Systematic Review
The first ASHA-sponsored review of constraint-induced language therapy found positive effects of CILT and intensive aphasia treatment primarily for individuals with nonfluent chronic aphasia.
Patients Requiring Tracheostomy and Mechanical Ventilation: A Model for Interdisciplinary Decision-Making
An interdisciplinary flow chart outlines a protocol for assessment and treatment planning for patients who require a tracheostomy tube or mechanical ventilation.
Motor Speech Disorders and the Diagnosis of Neurologic Disease: Still a Well-kept Secret?
The diagnosis of motor speech disorders by speech-language pathologists can make important contributions to the localization and diagnosis of neurologic disease.
Audition and Cognition: Where Lab Meets Clinic
Advances in neuroscience and in digital signal processing now compel audiologists to shift to a broader consideration of the brain and listening.
Traumatic Brain Injury and Cognitive Rehabilitation: Current Approaches
Current approaches to research, reimbursement, and clinical treatment using a case illustration.
Acoustic/Blast Injury Surveillance in an Army at War
Over the past decade clinical practice has moved toward evidence-based work-now public health is moving toward evidence-based practice.
Aphasia and AAC: Enhancing Communication Across Health Care Settings
A variety of AAC-oriented treatment strategies can enhance communication and participation for people living with severe aphasia, provided SLPs have matched the skills and capabilities of the users carefully with appropriate strategies.
Aphasia: The Great Leveler
New treatment models help stroke survivors with aphasia learn from one another as they explore new ways of communicating to resume their interests and relationships.
Environmental Interventions and Dementia: Enhancing Mealtimes in Group Dining Rooms
Pleasurable mealtimes can enhance the quality of life of many nursing-home residents with dementia, and environmental modifications can improve the dining experience, support rehabilitation, and enhance nutrition.
New Ratings Proposed for Veteran's TBI
A proposed Veterans Administration rule would increase the involvement of speech-language pathologists and audiologists in evaluating the disabling effects of traumatic brain injuries.
Human Memory Systems: A Framework for Understanding Dementia
A thorough understanding of spared and impaired memory systems in dementia is vital for selecting and developing effective assessments and interventions.
Newsmakers: Senator Tim Johnson
In December, Senator Tim Johnson suffered from a ruptured arteriovenous malformation that nearly killed him. Johnson discusses his return to the Senate, and his eight months of treatment, during which he learned how to improve his aphasia-slowed speech.
Researchers Investigate Neural Basis for Aphasia Recovery
Brain imaging may one day guide us in determining the optimal extent and timing for aphasia treatment as well as which treatment approaches work best for which patients.
Pragmatic Communication Disorders: New Intervention Approaches
An understanding of the basic neuropsychological mechanisms of pragmatic communication will allow the design of more effective intervention approaches for adolescents and adults with neurological disorders.
Glimpses Into the Speaking Brain
Imaging techniques provide new insight into speech-motor control and knowledge of the cerebral organization of speech production is slowly emerging.
Health Literacy: The Cornerstone of Patient Safety
All too often, citizens are at risk for unapproved and unsafe care because they have difficulty understanding and using health information. Learn about the risks of poor health literacy and steps you can take to address the problem.
Access to Justice
An SLP's guide to helping persons with complex communication needs voice their case in the legal arena.
Stories from a "Silent Epidemic"
An oral history project is allowing survivors of brain injury to tell their stories and increase awareness and educate the public.
A Partnership for Communication
The author shares his personal journey through amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and proposes a model for the role of the SLP.
Managing Memory and Metamemory Impairments in Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
When recovering from TBI, most individuals become aware of physical impairments before gaining awareness of more subtle impairments such as attention and memory.
Web Accessibility for People with Communication Disabilities
Individuals with communication disabilities may have an impairment that may inhibit their ability to access the over 4 billion Web pages. Here are ways to help clients better access the Internet.
Foreign Accent Syndrome
Foreign Accent Syndrome is the sudden and unexpected appearance of a seemingly "foreign" accent.
A New Kind of Patient for Speech-Language Pathologists
SLPs are members of the core polytrauma team and have standing orders to assess cognitive-communication and swallowing shortly after admission and then to treat patients.
Blast Injury Basics
A guide to the effects of blast injury and their impact on communication.
Cardiovascular Disease: Effects Upon Cognition and Communication
Cardiovascular disease can negatively affect the integrity of cognition and communication long before an individual is diagnosed with stroke or dementia.
Assessment and Treatment of Cognitive-Communication Disorders in Individuals With Dementia
Increasing reliance on more intact cognitive abilities to compensate for deficient ones is a core principle of dementia management programs.
Clinical Decision Making and Oral Motor Treatments
An overview of neuromuscular impairments, treatments for these disorders, and a suggested clinical decision-making process.
Aphasia Theories and Treatment
Sound theoretical models are the basis for good treatment models, but how do you judge theory?
Tracking Eye Movements to Study Cognition and Communication
Investigating eye movements to understand how visual information impacts communication.
The Neurodegenerative Dementias: Diagnoses and Interventions
Provides information for diagnoses and intervention of dementia which is a multi-faceted cognitive impairment that is usually progressive, and always involves "functional" impairments.