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Children with Acquired Aphasias, 2nd Edition



Children with Acquired Aphasias, 2nd Edition

Janet Lees

ISBN: 978-1-861-56490-0 July 2008 210 Pages


Fully updated and expanded, the second edition of this popular text covers all the main causes of acquired speech and language disorders in childhood. 25 cases of children with these disorders are described and their management explained in detail, most from onset and including long term outcomes.

New features of the book include a chapter on speech and language disturbance due to cerebral tumour and the treatment of childhood cancers, as well as an expanded chapter on cerebral infection that includes recent work on children surviving cerebral malaria, one of the largest causes of cerebral infection world-wide.

The book is suitable for all who want to update and expand their knowledge of these conditions, both undergraduates and postgraduates, particularly speech and language therapists, but also psychologists, teachers and others.

Foreword (B.G.R. Nevile).



List of cases.


Part One.

Chapter 1. Introduction to the acquired aphasias of childhood.

Chapter 2. Assessment of acquired speech and language problems in children.

Chapter 3. Management of acquired speech and language problems in children.

Part Two: Specific causes of ACA.

Chapter 4. Paediatric stroke.

Chapter 5. Head injury.

Chapter 6. Cerebral neoplasm.

Chapter 7. Cerebral infections.

Chapter 8. Cerebral anoxia and prolonged coma.

Chapter 9. Landau-Kleffner syndrome.

Chapter 10. Other Epileptic aphasias.

Chapter 11. Other deteriorating conditions of childhood affecting speech and language.

Chapter 12. Conclusions.

Appendix 1. Norms for the graded Naming test.

Appendix 2. Story telling.



"... an academic text that presents a good overview of the current state of knowledge about acquired aphasia in childhood" (Speech & Language Therapy in Practice, March 2006)

"…the book provides an accessible introduction to (aphasias) field….a valuable spotlight…" (Child Language Teaching and Therapy, July 2006)