Movement Disorders in Neurologic Disease: Effects on Communication and Swallowing

Movement Disorders in Neurologic Disease: Effects on Communication and Swallowing

By: Bruce E. Murdoch (author), Leonard L. LaPointe (author)Paperback

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Movement Disorders in Neurologic Disease: Effects on Communication and Swallowing covers a wide range of medical disorders that involve disturbances of muscle tone and muscle control, including Parkinson disease, ataxia, spasmodic dysphonia, and Huntington disease. All these conditions can impact the motor control systems and frequently affect the linguistic and cognitive systems as well. Coverage of each disorder includes an overview, signs and symptoms, genetics, effects on communication and swallowing, risk and protective factors, treatment decision-making, and more. Furthermore, the authors provide valuable information on the medical aspects of each condition, enabling a level of understanding that will ensure multidisciplinary professional communication and the planning and implementation of efficient strategies of intervention. Supported by numerous graphs, figures, clinical photographs, and case studies, this unique book is an essential resource for practitioners and researchers focused on neurogenics and swallowing disorders.

About Author

Leonard LaPointe, Ph.D. Leonard L. LaPointe, Ph.D.,received his BachelorA's degree from Michigan State University and his MasterA's and Doctoral degrees from the University of Colorado. He currently occupies an endowed distinguished professor chair, the Francis Eppes Professor of Communication Science & Disorders, at Florida State University in Tallahassee. He has served invited visiting professorships in Australia, Hong Kong, and New Zealand and lectures worldwide. Bruce Murdoch, Ph.D. Bruce Murdoch is Head of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Director of the Motor Speech and Neurogenic Language Disorders Research Centre at The University of Queensland, Australia.


Introduction, Definitions, Foundations Etiologies Characteristics Negative Signs and Symptoms Positive Signs and Symptoms Limb and Speech Contrasts Course of the Diseases Principles of Management Speech and Neuromotor Control of the Speech Production System Dysphagia Management and Nutritional Aspects Language and Cognitive Effects Medical Treatments The Future New Developments Genetics, Stem Cell, Implantation, Pharmacologic

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781597561525
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9781597561525
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 1597561525

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