Subhash C. Bhatnagar
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
“Neuroscience for the Study of Communicative Disorders” by Subhash C. Bhatnagar is a comprehensive textbook that bridges the gap between neuroscience and communicative disorders. Here's what you can expect from the 4th edition of this book:
- Foundations of Neuroscience: Bhatnagar provides an overview of the fundamental principles of neuroscience relevant to the study of communicative disorders. This includes neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, and neurodevelopment.
- Neurological Bases of Communicative Disorders: The book explores the neurological underpinnings of various communicative disorders, including speech disorders, language disorders, hearing disorders, and cognitive-communication disorders. It covers the brain regions, neural pathways, and neural mechanisms implicated in these disorders.
- Developmental Perspectives: Bhatnagar discusses the developmental aspects of communicative disorders, including the neurobiological basis of language acquisition, speech development, and cognitive development. He explores how disruptions in typical brain development can lead to communicative disorders.
- Assessment and Diagnosis: The textbook covers neuroimaging techniques, neurological assessment tools, and diagnostic criteria used in the evaluation of communicative disorders. It discusses how neuroscience research informs the assessment and diagnosis of these disorders.
- Treatment and Intervention: Bhatnagar examines evidence-based interventions and therapeutic approaches for communicative disorders, including speech therapy, language therapy, auditory rehabilitation, and cognitive rehabilitation. He discusses how neuroscience findings can inform treatment planning and implementation.
- Neuroplasticity and Rehabilitation: The book explores the concept of neuroplasticity and its implications for rehabilitation and recovery in individuals with communicative disorders. It discusses how interventions can promote neural plasticity and facilitate functional recovery.
- Multidisciplinary Collaboration: Bhatnagar emphasizes the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration in the management of communicative disorders. He discusses the roles of speech-language pathologists, audiologists, neurologists, psychologists, educators, and other professionals in providing comprehensive care to individuals with these disorders.
- Case Studies and Clinical Applications: Throughout the book, Bhatnagar includes case studies, clinical vignettes, and real-world examples to illustrate key concepts and principles. These cases provide insights into the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of communicative disorders in clinical practice.
“Neuroscience for the Study of Communicative Disorders” is suitable for students and practitioners in speech-language pathology, audiology, neuroscience, and related fields. With its interdisciplinary approach, evidence-based content, and clinical relevance, this textbook provides a comprehensive foundation for understanding the neurological basis of communicative disorders and implementing effective interventions.