Cognitive Communication Disorders.

Third Edition

Michael L. Kimbarow

Details: 415 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-156-8

© 2021 | Available

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The third edition of Cognitive Communication Disorders remains a vital resource for graduate courses that address cognitively based communication disorders. Students, instructors, and clinicians will benefit from the text's comprehensive discussion of cognitive processes and deficits, including attention, memory, executive functions, right hemisphere brain damage, dementia, combat-related mild traumatic brain injury, and traumatic brain injury and the impact that deficits in these cognitive domains may have on language and communication.

New to the Third Edition

  • A new chapter covering Primary Progressive Aphasia
  • An expanded chapter on mild cognitive impairment (MCI) addressing concussion related communication disorders
  • Updated and expanded information on assessment of disordered cognitive processes
  • Case studies to illustrate principles of clinical management of cognitive communication disorders.
  • Access to a PluralPlus Companion Website with PowerPoint lecture slides for each chapter

Through contributions from a renowned group of contributors, this text provides a comprehensive review of theoretical and applied research on cognitive communication disorders. The renowned contributors include Margaret Lehman Blake, Carole R. Roth, Fofi Constantinidou, Heather Dial, Maya Henry, Jessica Brown, Kathryn Hardin, Nidhi Mahendra, Mary H. Purdy, Sarah E. Wallace, and Sarah N. Villard.


"Named to Doody's Core Titles in the Health Sciences - Speech, Language & Hearing 2020 list."
Doody's (May 2020)

"The book has been thoughtfully put together so that each chapter thoroughly describes the type of disability and includes an in-depth review of the characteristics, assessments, and practical therapeutic approaches that will benefit each client. One of the new chapters addresses primary progressive aphasia to help readers understand more fully what it is and how to treat it. The chapter on mild traumatic brain injury has undergone a major revision to include a discussion of concussive disorders due to sports-related injuries. This is a hot topic in healthcare and is important for students to understand. Case histories are now included in each chapter for increased clinical application. The figures and tables are extremely helpful in describing neurobehavioral correlates, differential diagnoses, and other critical clinical information.
The book is written at an appropriate level of complexity and describes the disorders and their management in ways that clinicians can easily implement. Another wonderful aspect of this book is that each chapter ends with eight to 20 pages of reference materials, which enables readers to further their knowledge by accessing the research studies and evaluating the outcomes of their work with clients throughout their career."
—Lorelei J. Peirson, MA, Biola University, in Doody's Book Reviews


Chapter 1. Attention
Sarah Villard

Chapter 2. Principles of Human Memory: An Integrative Clinical Neuroscience Perspective
Fofi Constantinidou

Chapter 3. Executive Functions: Theory, Assessment, and Treatment
Mary H. Purdy

Chapter 4. Cognitive Communication Deficits Associated With Right Hemisphere Brain Damage
Margaret Lehman Blake

Chapter 5. Primary Progressive Aphasia
Heather Dial and Maya Henry

Chapter 6. Dementia: Concepts and Contemporary Practice 
Nidhi Mahendra

Chapter 7. Cognitive Communication Disorders of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Carole Roth and Kathryn Hardin

Chapter 8. Traumatic Brain Injury
Jessica A. Brown, Sarah E. Wallace, and Michael L. Kimbarow


Michael L. Kimbarow

Michael L. Kimbarow, PhD, CCC-SLP (Ret.), FASHA, is a professor emeritus and former chair in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences at San Jose State University where he also served as associate vice president for Faculty Affairs. Previously, he was director of speech-language pathology at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan and clinical associate professor at Wayne State University. Dr. Kimbarow has more than 42 years of clinical experience and 37 years of university teaching experience related to working with adults with neurogenic communication disorders. He is a past president of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Science (ANCDS) and is a former chair of the ANCDS Certification Board. Dr. Kimbarow is also a past president of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Disorders and Sciences. Dr. Kimbarow recently served as an editorial board member for the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and served on the editorial board for Topics in Language Disorders.

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