Acquired Language Disorders: A Case-Based Approach

Fourth Edition

Evelyn R. Klein, James M. Mancinelli, Ryan S. Husak

Details: 330 pages, B&W, Softcover, 8.5"x11"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-700-3

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Acquired Language Disorders: A Case-Based Approach, Fourth Edition, is a practical, easy-to-follow, and organized text for students and clinicians. The authors present each case from a holistic perspective with practical applications to improve activities of daily living, as well as a social interactive perspective to create a complete picture of each case. When treating people with aphasia, clinicians are encouraged to consider not only the language domains but also the cognitive domains of executive functions, attention, memory, and visuospatial skills. Information in the text links the assessment process to treatment goals that is guided by the Aphasia: Framework for Outcome Measurement (A-FROM) model built to augment the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model from the World Health Organization (WHO).

This edition begins with fundamental information about brain-behavior relationships and pertinent medical terminology for assessing and treating individuals with a variety of acquired language disorders. Each disorder is then introduced in a case-based format that includes a case scenario with their photo, a functional analysis of the patient, critical thinking/learning activities, a diagnostic profile, the Target Model, treatment considerations, application of the A-FROM model for patients’ goals. Special features include “Test Your Knowledge” sections based on patient scenarios along with an answer key, a Quick Reference Diagnostic Chart for acquired language disorders, and a Functional Communication Connections Worksheet for treatment planning purposes. The text includes an assessment summary sheet for developing a diagnostic profile in addition to step-by-step procedures on administering more than 25 treatment programs.

New to the Fourth Edition

  • A new co-author,  Ryan Husak, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Additional case study of an individual with dementia who resides in a nursing home
  • A quick-reference table summarizing screening tools and diagnostic measures for evaluating linguistic and cognitive domains 
  • Expanded and updated evidence-based assessments and treatments for acquired language disorders
  • New content on the Social Determinants of Health, augmenting the ICF Model
  • Discussion of the rapidly developing field of telerehabilitation and technology-based interventions 
  • Updated ancillaries including PowerPoint slides and information for Diversity-Equity-Inclusion-Accessibility

PluralPlus Online Ancillary Materials

For instructors: PowerPoint slides, Critical Thinking/Learning Activity answers, 1-3 relevant test questions per link on online resources, DEI activities and a bibliography, Case History Form, Domains of Assessment Summary Sheet, Cognitive-Linguistic Evaluation, Worksheet for Functional Communication, Test Your Knowledge based on seven (7) real-life cases including an answer key.

For students and clinicians: Links to online resources

Chapter 1. An Overview of Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology Related to Acquired Language Disorders (ALD)
Chapter 2. Assessment and Service Delivery in Acquired Language Disorders
Chapter 3. The Major Non-Fluent Aphasias
Chapter 4. The Fluent Aphasias
Chapter 5. Other Aphasic Syndromes
Chapter 6. Right Hemisphere Disorder (RHD)
Chapter 7. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Chapter 8. Dementia 
Chapter 9. Encephalopathy
Chapter 10. Selected Treatment Programs and Approaches 

Appendix A  Case History Form

Appendix B  Seven Domains Assessment Summary Sheet
Appendix C Cognitive-Linguistic Evaluation
Appendix D The World Health Organization and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health and the Social Determinants of Health
Appendix E The Octagon Worksheet for Functional Communication
Appendix F Test Your Knowledge



Evelyn R. Klein

Evelyn R. Klein, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, ASHA Fellow, is a Full Professor at La Salle University in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders where she teaches, supervises, and advises students pursuing degrees in speech-language pathology. She also co-directs the CASTLE Assessment Center at La Salle. Dr. Klein is a certified and licensedspeech-language pathologist and a licensed psychologist with postdoctoral training in clinical neuropsychology and cognitive behavioral therapy. She is a Board-Certified Specialist in Child Language and Language Disorders affiliated with ASHA. Dr. Klein received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award in 2011 and Faculty Distinguished Scholarship Award in 2018. She is also engaged in private practice. Her areas of specialization include selective mutism, autism spectrum disorders, fluency disorders, language disorders, and counseling. Dr. Klein is an editor and author of textbooks and treatment programs including EXPRESS (Expanding Receptive and Expressive Skills through Stories), More Than Fluency: The Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Dimensions of Stuttering, and Acquired Language Disorders: A Case-Based Approach, Third Edition (all published by Plural Publishing). She is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Selective Mutism Association.

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James M. Mancinelli

James M. Mancinelli, MS, CCC-SLP is the University Clinical Coordinator/Supervisor for La Salle University's Speech-Language-Hearing Science Program. He teaches the graduate course in acquired language disorders, the introductory and advanced clinical practicum courses, as well as undergraduate courses in clinical procedures and professional issues. Mr. Mancinelli is a certified speech-language pathologist and has twenty-five years of clinical experience in medical speech-language pathology, evaluating and treating patients across the life span in acute care, rehabilitation, long-term care, and out-patient settings.

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Ryan S. Husak

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, La Salle University

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