Primary Progressive Aphasia and Other Frontotemporal Dementias: Diagnosis and Treatment of Associated Communication Disorders 1st Edition
Description of Primary Progressive Aphasia and Other Frontotemporal Dementias
Primary Progressive Aphasia and Other Frontotemporal Dementias: Diagnosis and Treatment of Associated Communication Disorders is the second volume in the Medical Speech-Language Pathology book series. It is intended to fill an unmet need to assist clinicians, students, and related healthcare professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of the title disorders.
There is a growing population of individuals diagnosed with various forms of Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) and Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA), and this number is likely to increase as medical practitioners and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) become more expert at identifying these conditions. More clinicians will be seeing, and treating, patients with a diagnosis of FTD or PPA. Toward that end, the goal of this book is to expand this clinical knowledge base and support the development of skills in diagnosis, but also in clinical management.
Within each chapter is a concise presentation of available evidence-based practice and research findings, with a focus on sharing information that is clinically applicable and digestible for non-researchers. Each chapter provides a comprehensive outline of testing that will assist in the diagnosis of the cognitive-communication disorders associated with FTD, PPAs, and primary progressive apraxia of speech (PPAOS). The book also comes with access to a PluralPlus companion website containing videos and color versions of images from the text.
About the Author
Rene L. Utianski, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a Senior Associate Consultant in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Speech Pathology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Her clinical responsibilities include differential diagnosis of acquired and degenerative speech and language disorders.
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