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The classic self-esteem measure for people with communication impairment now updated and re-launched on CD Rom. This tried-and-tested resource is the first self-esteem rating scale designed specifically for the aphasic speaker. It can also be used with people with other acquired communication impairments, such as dysarthric speakers, and with learning disabled adults. It provides an opportunity to discuss the patient's feelings by providing a series of pictures which form a point for discussion. It is short and easy to administer. It provides an overall idea of how the person views themselves and can be used as an outcome measure. The test results can be recorded on the CD Rom and displayed to clearly show any changes in the patient's feelings over a period of time. Updated and re-launched with an interactive CD Rom, this is a vital resource for understanding and addressing the impact acquired language impairment has on self-esteem and the loss of self and identity.
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Shelagh Brumfitt is a speech & language therapist and professor in the Department of Human Communication Sciences at the University of Sheffield. Her research interests include the psychosocial effects of communication impairment, specifically in the area of aphasia. Paschal Sheeran is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Sheffield. He is a social psychologist with wide research interests including the nature and determinants of self-conception; self-regulation of behaviour; and the social psychology of HIV prevention. He teaches social psychology components of the undergraduate psychology degree.Review:
"A simple, straight-forward and user friendly way to help clients with aphasia to explore their self-esteem . an invaluable resource." Cathy Sparkes, Wolfson Neurorehabilitation Centre, RCSLT Bulletin "An important and valuable assessment tool." Dr. Margaret Walshe, Trinity College Dublin, IASLT Update
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