The Psychology of Neurogenic Communication Disorders
A Primer for Health Care Professionals
Dennis C. Tanner
This unique book addresses psychological adjustments in patients with neurogenic communication disorders. The Psychology of Neurogenic Communication Disorders: A Primer for Health Care Professionals is written about patients who have aphasia, apraxia of speech, and/or the dysarthrias and is intended as a guide to understanding the significant psychological adjustments many patients must undergo. Organic and biochemical factors related to brain injury and psychological reactions, coping strategies and defense mechanisms, and the responses to loss are addressed in this text. Four original short stories that explore aphasia, apraxia of speech, and the dysarthrias help the reader understand the significant psychological and quality-of-life issues associated with neurogenic communication disorders. Its non-traditional framework offers clinical vignettes and case studies to help the student understand the issues of working with clients afflicted with speech disorders resulting from neurological incidents.