Neuroscience Fundamentals for Communication Sciences and Disorders PDF Free Download
My central motivation for producing this book was (and continues to be) to help students develop a deep understanding and appreciation of critical brain–behavior relationships that can impact and help inform their careers as rehabilitation specialists for patients and clients with speech, language, and hearing disorders. Valuing the critical role of the nervous system in the behaviors, perceptions, and cognitive functioning of someone with a communication disorder is something I believe is central to the development and implementation of effective and efficient evidence-based treatments. Second, I aspired to write a textbook for practicing clinicians who want a comprehensive guide to the inner workings of the nervous system and its processes. A reference book of this type is always useful in one’s professional library. Clinicians need a reference book that can be appreciated, read, and understood without having to take another formal course in the subject matter. My hope is that the accessibility of the writing and the illustrations can allow those who have been out of school for a while to use the material in this book to directly inform their practice. Aside from its direct use for informing patient care, the book can also be used for client and caregiver educational purposes; the illustrations and the explanatory analogies may be ideal for helping clients better understand the brain-based nature of their disorder.