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By Jack Ryalls,Nick Miller

What does it suppose prefer to get up someday conversing with a international accessory from a rustic one hasn't ever visited?

Why does a person get up doing this?

This ebook seeks to painting the large and numerous stories of people with a unprecedented neurological speech ailment referred to as overseas accessory Syndrome (FAS). via a mixture of non-public testimony and clinical observation, the booklet goals to shed remarkable mild at the figuring out of FAS by way of elucidating the complicated hyperlinks among how the mind produces speech, how listeners understand speech and the function that accessory performs in our notion of self and others.

The first a part of the e-book presents a accomplished advent to FAS and covers a couple of key topic components, including:

• The definition and phenomenology of FAS

• A historical past of study on FAS

• The motives and psychosocial effects of FAS

• A advisor to extra interpreting and a word list of specialised terms.

The chapters partly offer a special perception into the situation via own testimony and money owed from kinfolk. This selection of 28 tales from the world over underlines the significance of listening conscientiously to sufferers clarify their circumstances, and of their personal phrases. the ultimate part incorporates a questionnaire to be used via clinicians to aid case historical past taking.

The authors are top international specialists on FAS, and this is often the 1st quantity of its variety to supply one of these huge and accomplished exam of this infrequent and poorly understood . it will likely be of serious curiosity to training clinicians in neurology, psychiatry, psychology and speech and language therapy/pathology, in addition to scholars in overall healthiness disciplines correct to neurorehabilitation, linguists and in addition to households and caregivers.

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