Cognitive Communication Disorders

Fourth Edition

Michael L. Kimbarow, Sarah E. Wallace

Details: 550 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-511-5

© 2024 | Available

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The fourth edition of Cognitive Communication Disorders is an essential text for graduate speech-language pathology courses on cognitively-based communication disorders. It provides vital information on the cognitive foundations of communication (attention, memory, and executive function). The book provides readers with a comprehensive theoretical and applied review of how deficits in these core cognitive abilities manifest in right hemisphere brain damage, dementia, primary progressive aphasia, concussion, and traumatic brain injury. Case studies illustrate principles of clinical management, and figures and tables facilitate understanding of neurobehavioral correlates, differential diagnoses, and other critical clinical information.

New to the Fourth Edition

  • New co-editor, Sarah E. Wallace
  • A new chapter on working with underserved populations  
  • Chapters now begin with learning objectives for an educational frame of reference for students before new material is presented
  • A glossary makes it easy to find definitions of all of the book’s key terminology
  • Updated and expanded evidence-based information on assessment and treatment of cognitive communication deficits
  • Updated case studies addressing assessment and treatment of individuals with cognitive communication disorders with attention to underserved clinical populations
  • New online ancillary resources include a test bank and sample syllabus for instructors, and a list of helpful recommended readings for students

The international roster of returning and new contributors includes Maya Albin, Margaret Lehman Blake, Jessica A. Brown, Mariana Christodoulou Devledian, Fofi Constantinidou, Petrea L. Cornwell, Heather Dial, Eduardo Europa, Kathryn Y. Hardin, Maya Henry, Ronelle Heweston, Kelly Knollman-Porter, Nidhi Mahendra, Katy H. O’Brien, Mary H. Purdy, Sarah N. Villard, Sarah E. Wallace, and Catherine Wiseman-Hakes.

PluralPlus Online Ancillary Materials

  • For instructors: PowerPoint slides, Test Bank, Sample Course Syllabus
  • For students: Lists of Related Readings and Websites

Instructor test bank available on the Respondus Test Bank Network.



1       Attention
Sarah N. Villard

2       Principles of Human Memory: An Integrative Clinical Neuroscience Approach
Fofi Constantinidou and Marianna Christodoulou Devledian

3       Executive Functions: Theory, Assessment and Treatment
Mary H. Purdy and Katy H. O’Brien

4       Cognitive Communication Deficits Associated with Right Hemisphere Damage
Petrea L. Cornwell, Ronelle Hewetson, and Margaret Lehman Blake

5       Primary Progressive Aphasia
Heather Dial and Maya Henry

6       Dementia: Concepts and Contemporary Practice
Nidhi Mahendra and Eduardo Europa

7       Cognitive Communication Disorders Associated With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (Concussion)
Kathryn Y. Hardin and Catherine Wiseman-Hakes

8       Traumatic Brain Injury
Kelly Knollman-Porter, Jessica A. Brown, and Sarah E. Wallace

9     Implementing Culturally Responsive and Trauma-Informed Care in Acquired Cognitive Communication Disorders:  SLP Considerations for Marginalized and Underserved Populations
Catherine Wiseman-Hakes, Kathryn Y. Hardin, and Maya Albin


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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Sarah E. Wallace

Sarah E. Wallace, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA, is a professor and director of the master’s program in speech-language pathology in the Communication Science and Disorders Department at the University of Pittsburgh. She teaches and conducts clinically-relevant, interprofessional research focused on improving the quality of life for people with aphasia. She is proud to serve many organizations, including Aphasia Access, the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Science, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and the Clinical Aphasiology Conference. Additionally, she serves as the editor for Topics in Language Disorders and the Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research.

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