Chapter 1. The Social Imperative for Aphasia Rehabilitation: A Personal History
Chapter 2. C.A.P.E.: A Checklist of Four Essential and Evidence-Based Categories for Aphasia Intervention
Chapter 3. Discovering Functional Needs in Speech-Language Therapy
Chapter 4. The Role of the Environment: Supporting Language, Communication, and Participation
Chapter 5. Stories at the Heart of Life Participation: Both the Telling and Listening Matter
Chapter 6. Primary Progressive Aphasia: A Practical Roadmap for Navigating Person-Centered Evaluation and Treatment
Chapter 7. Life Participation for People with Dementia
Chapter 8. The Life Participation Approach and Social Reintegration After Traumatic Brain Injury
Chapter 9. The Life Participation Approach to Aphasia: Looking Back and Moving Forward
The Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA) is an evolutionary change in the way practitioners view aphasia intervention. By focusing on meeting the needs of individuals affected by aphasia, LPAA can produce real, meaningful enhancement to the quality of life.
Neurogenic Communication Disorders and the Life Participation Approach: The Social Imperative in Supporting Individuals and Families breaks down the past, present, and future of the LPAA movement with contributions from a range of new and experienced practitioners. In addition, this text provides a roadmap for professionals interested in incorporating person-centered intervention for aphasia and other neurogenic communication disorders, including primary progressive aphasia, dementia, and traumatic brain injury.
Within this book, clinicians will find tips, tools, and guidance for integrating a life participation approach into their practice, as well as first-hand descriptions of the positive benefits this approach can have for those living with neurogenic communication disorders.
Editors Holland and Elman participated in an ASHA Live Online Chat on the topic "Broadening the Reach of the Life Participation to Aphasia (LPAA) to Other Neurogenic Communication". Over the course of two hours, a lively and informative discussion took place.