Practice Guidelines for Standardized Assessment for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury (Ancds Bulletin Board) (Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences)

Practice Guidelines for Standardized Assessment for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury (Ancds Bulletin Board) (Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences)

This article is one of a series of publications by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) working groups on evidence-based clinical practice (EBP) in neurologic communication disorders. The EPB project was initiated in 1997, when ANCDS established committees of experts to develop EBP guidelines for the following areas: dysarthria, aphasia, dementia, apraxia, […]

Social Construction of Self for Persons with Aphasia: When Language As a Cultural Tool is Impaired.

Social Construction of Self for Persons with Aphasia: When Language As a Cultural Tool is Impaired.

This article addresses the impact of aphasia on construction or storying of self, particularly the way in which one’s ability to manipulate one’s social/cultural tool kit is impaired when language as a tool is disrupted. If language is essential to the construction of the self, how does one participate in self-construction in the face of […]

The Children's Amendment Act and the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act: Duty to Report Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Against Children and Mentally Disabled Persons (Medicine and the Law) (Report)

The Children’s Amendment Act and the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act: Duty to Report Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Against Children and Mentally Disabled Persons (Medicine and the Law) (Report)

The Children’s Amendment Act (1) and the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act (2) (Sexual Offences Act) impose duties on medical practitioners and others to report child abuse and sexual offences against children and mentally disabled persons that go beyond those in the Child Care Act (3) and the Prevention of Family […]

Quality of Life After Electroconvulsive Therapy in Persons with Treatment Resistant Schizophrenia (Report)

Quality of Life After Electroconvulsive Therapy in Persons with Treatment Resistant Schizophrenia (Report)

In recent years, health-related quality of life (QOL) has been regarded as the most important dimension of outcome in schizophrenia and other serious mental disorders (1). However, the determinants of quality of life are poorly understood in this population. Studies have relied on combined measures of subjective and objective QOL (2). Indicators of QOL include […]

The Overworked Person's Guide to Better Nutrition

The Overworked Person’s Guide to Better Nutrition

The Overworked Person’s Guide to Better Nutrition offers bite-sized nutrition tips for busy people with prediabetes, heart health concerns, or those who simply want advice for their everyday food and nutrition problems. Responding to the number-one excuse she hears from clients who have trouble staying healthy — “I don’t have time!” — educator and dietitian […]

Information Units Produced by Persons with Mild Alzheimer's Disease During a Picture Description Task.

Information Units Produced by Persons with Mild Alzheimer’s Disease During a Picture Description Task.

This study examined the narrative discourse abilities of adults with mild. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) (n = 8) versus age-matched normal elderly control subjects (n = 21). A timed description of the Cookie Theft picture from the Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination-3 (Goodglass, Kaplan, & Barresi, 2001) was used to elicit the narrative discourse. The focus of […]