- xx, 298 pages ; 23 cm
- Additional Authors
- Botting, Nicola.Hilari, Katerina.
- Contents: 1. Communication disability across the lifespan: the importance of documenting and sharing knowledge about wider impacts -- Section I: The impact of communication disorders in childhood -- 2. Developmental language impairment -- 3. Autism spectrum disorder -- 4. Developmental speech disorders -- 5. Children with learning disabilities -- 6. Stuttering -- 7. Deafness, language and communication -- 8. My speech, language and communication: 'a real kind of overwhelming kind of challenge sometime' -- Section II: The impact of communication disorders in adulthood -- 9. Aphasia -- 10. Dementia -- 11. Acquired motor speech disorders -- 12. Adults with learning disabilities -- 13. Traumatic brain injury -- 14. Voice impairment -- 15. Head and neck cancer -- 16. 'You've got to realize when you have a stroke it's a stroke for life'Includes bibliographical references.Summary: Impairments of language and communication have a profound impact on everyday life. Professionals working with individuals who have communication needs often deal with a range of wider issues in order to support their clients in the best way possible. The Impact of Communication Disability Across the Lifespan brings together the most current evidence and expertise about the impact of a wide range of communication impairments. It covers a range of areas such as education, family, social relationships and activities, mental health and emotional wellbeing, employment and quality of life. Each chapter incorporates the most up-to-date knowledge base, drawing together themes and clinical implications for particular client groups and summarizing the current state of knowledge in each topic area. A unique feature of this book is the inclusion of chapters co-written by people with communication disabilities, which ensures that their voices also receive prominence.