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I. Front Matter Preface Acknowledgements Introduction to Group Treatment of Neurogenic Communication Disorders Roberta J. Elman Group Process, Group Dynamics, and Group Techniques with Neurogenic Communication Disorders Susan E. Adair Ewing Measuring Outcomes of Group Therapy Kathryn L. Garrett and Jane T. Pimentel Reimbursement Issues Particular to Group Treatment Cynthia Busch II. Aphasia III. Speech-Language Pathologist Facilitated Groups 1. Aphasia Group Communication Treatment: The Aphasia Center of California Approach Ellen Bernstein-Ellis and Roberta J. Elman 2. A Problem-Focused Group Treatment Program for Clients with Mild Aphasia Roberta C. Marshall 3. Rebuilding Identity through Stroke Support Groups: Embracing the Person with Aphasia and Significant Others Barbara B. Shadden IV. University Groups 1. Clients as Teachers: Two Aphasia Groups at the University of Queensland Linda E. Worrall, Bronwyn J. Davidson, Tami J. Howe, and Tanya A. Rose 2. Aphasia Groups in a University Setting Pelagie M. Beeson and Audrey L. Holland 3. Contextual Group Communication Therapy for Persons with Aphasia: A Scaffolded Discourse Approach Kathryn L. Garrett, Caterina F. Staltari, and Laura J. Moir 4. "We all speak the same language, we all speak aphasic": The Evolution of Therapy Groups within a Changing Sociopolitical Context Claire Penn and Dilys Jones V. Volunteer and Participant Facilitated Groups 1. Groups in the Aphasia Institute's Introductory Program: Preparing to Live Successfully with Aphasia Aura Kagan, Rochelle Cohen-Schneider, Charline Sherman, and Lorraine Podolsky 2. Making Connections: Involving People with Aphasia as Group Facilitators Tom Penman and Carole Pound 3. The Power of Aphasia Groups: Celebrating Roger Ross Audrey L. Holland 4. "From the Ground Up": The Talkback Group Program in South Australia Deborah Hersh VI. Right Hemisphere Damage 1. Group Treatment for Patients with Right Hemisphere Damage Leora R. Cherney and Anita S. Halper VII. Traumatic Brain Injury 1. Traumatic Brain Injury: Early Intervention Rita J. Gillis 2. Community Oriented Group Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury Rita J. Gillis VIII. Dementia 1. Group Cognitive-Communication Treatment for People with Dementia Tammy Hopper IX. Index

About the Author

Roberta Elman, Ph.D. Dr. Roberta J. Elman, Ph.D. holds Board Certification in adult neurologic communication disorders from the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences. She received her doctorate in Speech & Hearing Sciences from the University of California. Prior to founding the Aphasia Center of California, Dr. Elman was Co-Director of an outpatient medical rehabilitation center. She has more than 20 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of neurologic communication disorders. Dr. Elman is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is active in the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences.


Sarah Colle, BA, George Washington University, Doody's Review Service: "...[This book] meets the author's worthy objectives of providing an accurate account of how clinicians experienced in providing group therapy do so successfully...The author includes several examples of diagnostic tools, treatment plans, and activities that would be helpful. This book would be extremely useful to student clinicians or certified speech-language pathologists conducting group treatment. The detailed and practical information in this book is necessary when first learning to conduct group treatment and is not always found in more general texts on neurogenic communication disorders. This second edition provides updated information that improves the quality of this book." Leonard L. LaPointe, PhD., Florida State University: " - this book is essential. Group intervention strategies offer distinctive benefits as a supplement or in some cases a replacement to traditional one-on-one modes of treatment. Elman has organized, coordinated, and gathered a team who advance these concepts brilliantly. This book should be on the desk of any clinical researcher, teacher, or clinician who struggles with the challenges of brain-based communication loss." Doody Enterprises, Inc.: "...Meets the author's worthy objectives of providing an accurate account of how clinicians experienced in providing group therapy do so successfully... This second edition provides updated information that improves the quality of this book."

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