Semester 1, 2016

Neurogenic Communication Disorders: Congitive Communication Disorders

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4,494 words



My final exam revision notes for the SPE3111 unit on cognitive communication disorders.

The notes cover:
- An overview of cognitive communication disorders
- Traumatic Brain Injury: Types, chain of events, Coma, Post Traumatic amnesia, congitive impairments, discourse features, assessment, treatment approaches, alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) for TBI
- Acquired brain injury - paediatric considerations: incidence, causes, consequences, recover, distinguishing from ABI in adults, communication disorders, assessment, intervention principles, intervention
- Right Hemisphere damage: impact on communication, neglect, assessment, treatment
- Dementia: symptoms, memory, dementia causes/types, primary progressive aphasia, semantic dementia, diagnosis, intervention approaches, intervention principles, role of speech pathologist
- AAC: alternative augmentative communication, issues, general considerations, low tech, high tech, examples, locked in syndrome, motor neuron disease, palliative care




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