Partial Review by -Susan Robinson, MBA, MA, CCC-SLP of Moss Rehabilitation Hospital Philadelphia, PA
The scope of the booklet is exceptional. The detailed information includes discussions of pensions and benefits, rights as a hospital patient and as a person with a disability, services available, vocational issues, relationship issues, and maintaining or establishing interests as well as the more basic explanations of what is occupational therapy, physical therapy, etc. On almost every page, resources are listed with phone numbers and/or Web sites as appropriate for that section. Although normally, this could be seen as repetitious, for this book it is not because it highlights the resources for that particular issue. Each section can be read as needed without the need to have read previous sections.
Overall, this is an excellent resource guide on aphasia. The structure and content of the book emphasize how to maximize communication for persons with aphasia. It is one of the few aphasia resources dedicated to the person with aphasia versus the family or professionals. While this resource will be most useful to persons with aphasia and their families, there is substantial material that is relevant to traumatic brain injury. Clinicians working with persons with stroke or traumatic brain injury will want to check out this user-friendly handbook.
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