CONTENTS Preface Acknowledgments INTRODUCTION TO SECTION I Chapter 1 Clinical Practices and the Narrative Self Chapter 2 Neurogenic Communication Disorders INTRODUCTION TO SECTION II Chapter 3 The Self Chapter 4 Narrative Processes Chapter 5 Life Stories across the Life Span:Considering Time INTRODUCTION TO SECTION III Chapter 6 Life Stories in ALS Chapter 7 Life Stories in Parkinson's Disease Chapter 8 Life Stories in Aphasia Chapter 9 Life Stories in Dementia INTRODUCTION TO SECTION IV Chapter 10 Postmodernism and the Story of the Self:A Call to Action Chapter 11 A Sociocultural Approach to Clinical Action Chapter 12 Supporting the Narrative Self References Index
Barbara Shadden, Ph.D. Barbara B. Shadden is Professor/Director of the Program in Communication Disorders and Co-Director of the Office for Studies on Aging at the University of Arkansas. She has published three textbooks and presented on topics in aging, aphasia, and other neurogenic disorders, discourse, and augmentative communication. She has also served on the editorial board of two journals and as reviewer for seven journals and three funding agencies. Dr. Shadden worked previously as co-coordinator of Neuropathology Services, University of Tennessee, and speech-language consultant to two hospitals. She has recently served as a Board Member for the Academy of Neurological Communication Sciences and Disorders, and is an ASHA Fellow and honoree of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Fran Hagstrom, Ph.D. Fran Hagstrom is an Assistant Professor in the Program in Communication Disorders at the University of Arkansas. She has published and presented widely on topics associated with socio-cultural approaches to cognition and communication across the life-span and on identity issues for those with a variety of communication differences. She has also served on the editorial board of two international journals and as a reviewer for two journals in the field of communication disorders. Her extensive clinical work includes adult and pediatric rehabilitation at Fresno Community Hospital in Fresno, California, and home-based service delivery through the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Patricia Koski, Ph.D. Patricia R. Koski, Ph.D. is the Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas, where she also previously served as the Chair of the Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice. She has published and presented primarily on topics related to family violence, sociology of culture, and the creation of the self. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from Washington State University. In recent years, her professional affiliations have been in the area of graduate education, where she has served on various committees with the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools.
Lynn Elwood, MHSc, Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, (2009): "The authors have made a daring and commendable attempt to translate important concepts of narrative and self into the clinical realm of speech-language pathology. For readers and researchers interested in exploring the literature on narrative precesses and self, the content and the exhaustive reference will be helpful." Rozanne Barrow, UPDATE, a publication of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists, (2009): "[Four chapters] help the reader to consider issues surrounding the negotiation and preservation of self with groups of people who would frequently avail of a SLT service and addresses issues about how personhood, self and construction of identity should contextualize therapy rather than the impairment alone. ... I would recommend this text to both practicing SLTs and to SLTs in training as it provides a way for us to articulate much of the work we do that is seldom recognized. ... It challenges us to develop systematic ways to track change when the focus is on this complex yet important area of our work which defies quantification."