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Essential Handbook for People with Aphasia and Their Families Just Published

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The National Aphasia Association (NAA) announces the publication of The Aphasia Handbook: A Guide for Stroke and Brain Injury Survivors and Their Families (American Edition). Edited and adapted by Martha Taylor Sarno, MA, MD (hon) and Joan F. Peters, Esq., the book is called an essential resource for people with aphasia and their families by Oliver Sacks, M.D., the author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat and Awakenings.

The Aphasia Handbook is a unique guide designed to give people with aphasia better access to information about health issues, being in the hospital, getting the most from rehabilitation and therapy, getting support at home and in the community, finding a way through the benefits maze, support groups, rights, choices, and legal concerns.

This edition is based on the Stroke and Aphasia Handbook written by Susie Parr, Carole Pound, Sally Byng and Bridget Long, in the United Kingdom who consulted extensively with people with aphasia in the in planning and designing the book. It has received international acclaim and several awards.

This American edition, edited by Martha Taylor Sarno, MD, MD (hon), of the New York University School of Medicine and Joan F. Peters, Esq. Executive Director of the National Aphasia Association, has been revised to reflect laws and resources in the U.S. The book is a must for people with aphasia and health care professionals.

The price for consumers is $29.95 plus $3.00 per book shipping and handling; the institutional/professional price is $49.95 plus $3.00 per book shipping and handling. Shipping and handling is free on orders of 10 or more books. For more information or to order The Aphasia Handbook, please visit the NAAs website at www.aphasia.org or call the NAA Response Center toll-free at 800-922-4622.

The NAA was created in 1986 to create options for people with aphasia, to get information about aphasia to those who need it, and to increase understanding of this devastating disorder. The NAA is the only national organization that is dedicated to raising awareness of the general public of aphasia and focuses on the needs of people with aphasia and their families.

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