Riferimenti bibliografici

  • “Assessing and Managing unawareness of self” McKay Moore Sohlberg, Ph.D, Seminars in Speech and language, vol.21,n.2 2000. Uno scarso recupero spontaneo e una ridotta compliance nel processo riabilitativo sono frequentemente associati ad una ridotta o assente consapevolezza da parte del paziente circa la natura, la gravita’ e le conseguenze dei propri deficit neurologici. Come identificare e gestire la complessita’ dei problemi legati a tale deficit? L’articolo offre una ampia revisione critica delle conoscenze attuali circa questo tipo di deficit (lesione di specifiche aree cerebrali coinvolte nella “consapevolezza”, coinvolgimento di funzioni cognitive come memoria, attenzione, problem solving, reazione psicologica), le varieta’ cliniche, gli strumenti di valutazione, e i programmi riabilitativi piu’ efficaci.
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    “Cognitive flexibility: Theory, Assessment and Treatment”, Barbara Rende, Ph.D., Seminars in Speech and language, vol. 21, n.2, 2000. Che cosa e’ la flessibilita’ cognitiva? Come si valuta ? Come si puo’ intervenire? E’ esperienza comune tra i terapisti del linguaggio scoprire che molte persone con disordini della comunicazione manifestano una scarsa flessibilita’ cognitiva. Nonostante il suo ruolo fondamentale nelle relazioni sociali, abbiamo poche conoscenze sulla sua natura: quali sono le componenti cognitive coinvolte? Esistono forme diverse di flessibilita’ cognitiva ? Quale tipo di flessibilita’ cognitiva e’ compromessa nell’afasia e con quali strumenti si valuta? Quali sono le strategie di intervento piu’ efficaci ? Quali comportamenti poco flessibili sono causa di una comunicazione poco efficace ? Per rispondere a tali questioni l’Autrice propone una analisi qualitativa dei comportamenti flessibili e non flessibili osservati in setting clinici ed ecologici, utile per identificare le modalita’ piu’ efficaci di trattamento della ridotta flessibilita’ cognitiva in persone con disordini della comunicazione.

     
     
  • Research Update 2002: Aphasia Therapy in the New Millenium. K. LUNDGREN and M. L. ALBERT, National Aphasia Association Newsletter Volume 14, Number 1 Spring 2002. This article highlights national and international developments in aphasia therapy research over the past two years. We will focus on three areas: 1 ) the emergence of nontraditional treatments for aphasia, 2) the need to place aphasia treatment within the context of the complex brain mechanisms involved in the recovery process as well as the need for clinicians to apply theoretical frameworks in deciding the course of patient treatment, and 3) developments in the frontiers of neuroscience.
    Research Update from the 31st Annual Clinical Aphasiology Conference by Jacqueline Hinckley, PhD Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of South Florida. The 31st Annual Clinical Aphasiology Conference was held in Santa Fe, NM from May 29th to June 2, 2001. National Aphasia Association Newsletter Volume 13, Number 2 Fall 2001, CLINICAL APHASIOLOGY TOPICS. This annual meeting focuses on various aspects of aphasia and provides an opportunity for clinical researchers around the country to share the results of their latest projects. Speech-language pathologists and psycholinguists gave presentations on a number of different topics, including the social ramifications of aphasia, as well as treatment for apraxia, the neurological correlates of writing and spelling, and projects that investigate the deficits in processing sentences. This kind of research moves us forward toward designing and selecting the most effective treatments for people with aphasia and also helping us to understand more clearly the problems associated with various types of aphasia.
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  • Supported conversation for adults with aphasia: Methods and resources for training conversation partners (Lead article in Clinical Forum). Kagan, A. (1998). Aphasiology, 12(9), 816-830.
  • Philosophical, practical and evaluative issues associated with ‘Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia’: A reply. Kagan, A. (1998), Aphasiology, 12(9), 851-864
  • Breaking new ground in familiar territory: A response to ‘Supported conversation for adults with aphasia’ by Aura Kagan.
    Parr, S., & Byng, S. (1998). Aphasiology, 12(9), 839-844.
  • Clinician-researcher dilemmas: Comment on ‘Supported conversation for adults with aphasia’. Penn, C. (1998). Aphasiology, 12(9), 839-844
  • In support of ‘Supported conversation for adults with aphasia’. Simmons-Mackie, N. (1998). Aphasiology, 12(9), 831-838. 
     
  • A description of the consequences of aphasia on aphasic persons and their relatives and friends, based on the WHO model of chronic diseases. Le Dorze, G. and C. Brassard (1995). Aphasiology 9: 239-255.
  • Communicative competence in aphasia: Evidence from compensatory strategies. Simmons-Mackie, N. N. and J. S. Damico (1995). Clinical Aphasiology. M.L.Lemme. Austin, Texas, pro-ed. 23.
  • Why can’t clinicians talk to aphasic adults?: Comments on ‘Supported conversation for adults with aphasia’. Holland, A. L. (1998). Aphasiology, 12(9), 844-847