Aphasia Handbook from C.H.I.P.S.

Language Intervention Strategies in Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders
Fifth edition
edited by Roberta Chapey

Language Intervention Strategies in Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders is a comprehensive resource on aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders. This classic text has been used by graduate speech language pathology students for over 25 years, and continues to be the definitive resource across the speech sciences for aphasia.

The book describes a wide range of intervention strategies including team treatment, group therapy, approaches for bilingual and culturally diverse clients, augmentative and alternative communication, and computer-assisted interventions. An important section addresses psychosocial/functional approaches to intervention.


Basic Considerations

  1. Introduction to Language Intervention Strategies in Adult Aphasia
  2. Neural Basis of Language Disorders
  3. Medical Aspects of Stroke Rehabilitation
  4. Assessment of Language Disorders in Adults

Principles of Language Intervention

  1. Research Principles for the Clinician
  2. Aphasia Treatment: Recovery, Prognosis, and Clinical Effectiveness
  3. Delivering Language Intervention Services to Adults with Neurogenic Communication Disorders
  4. Teams and Partnerships in Aphasia Intervention
  5. Aphasia Assessment and Treatment for Bilingual and Culturally Diverse Patients

Psychosocial/Functional Approaches to Intervention: Focus on Improving Ability to Perform Communication Activities of Daily Living

  1. Life Participation Approach to Aphasia: A Statement of Values for the Future
  2. Social Approaches to Aphasia Intervention
  3. Environmental Systems Approach to Adult Aphasia
  4. Treating Life Consequences of Aphasia's Chronicity
  5. Group Therapy for Aphasia: Theoretical and Practical Considerations

Traditional Approaches to Language Intervention

  1. Schuell's Stimulation Approach to Rehabilitation
  2. Thematic Language Stimulation Therapy
  3. Cognitive Stimulation: Stimulation of Recognition/Comprehension, Memory, and Convergent, Divergent, and Evaluative Thinking
  4. Early Management of Wernicke's Aphasia: A Context-Based Approach
  5. Rehabilitation of Subcortical Aphasia
  6. Primary Progressive Aphasia
  7. Critical Intervention for Global Aphasia
  8. Cognitive Neuropsychological Approaches to Rehabilitation of Language Disorders: Introduction
  9. Cognitive Approaches to Impairments of Word Comprehension and Production
  10. Cognitive Neuropsychological Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment: Production and Comprehension of Sentences
  11. Comprehension and Production of Written Words
  12. Language Rehabilitation from a Neural Perspective
  13. Language Oriented Treatment: A Psycholinguistic Approach to Aphasia
  14. Treatment of Aphasia Subsequent to the Porch Index of Communicative Ability (PICA)
  15. Augmentative and Alternative Communication for People with Aphasia
  16. Melodic Intonation Therapy
  17. Computer Applications in Aphasia Treatment

Therapy for Associated Neuropathologies of Speech and Language Related Functions

  1. Communication Disorders Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury
  2. Communication Disorders Associated with Right Hemisphere damage
  3. Management of Neurogenic Communication Disorders Associated with Dementia
  4. Nature and Treatment of Neuromotor Speech Disorders in Aphasia


  • Consonant Production Probe
  • Example of Lists of Balanced Multisyllabic Words
  • Examples of Sentence Completion Items
  • Metronome and Hand-tapping Treatment
  • Eight-Step Continuum
  • Original Sound Production Treatment Hierarchy
  • Modified Sound Production Treatment


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