Group Treatment of Neurogenic Communication Disorders

The Expert Clinician's Approach

Roberta J. Elman
eISBN-13: 9781597568173

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This expanded second edition is the definitive reference guide to clinical models, as well as specific clinical techniques, for providing client-centered group treatment for aphasia and other neurogenic communication disorders.

Introductory chapters provide a comprehensive overview of group treatment, group process and group dynamics. Contributors, all of whom are practicing expert clinicians from throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, and the United Kingdom, give an in-depth description of their programs:

*philosophy of program
*entry criteria
*client assessment of clients
*establishment of treatment goals
*documentation of progress
*clinical techniques utilized
*ischarge criteria and reimbursement issues
*detailed information on the day-to-day workings of their programs
*case examples and protocols for assessment or documentation

Filling the void in current educational and clinical texts, Group Treatment of Neurogenic Communication Disorders: The Expert Clinician's Approach necessarily provides a wealth of insight and global perspective in the provision of care in aphasia and related conditions for students, clinicians, and professionals in other health-related disciplines.