About The Book

The third edition of Cognitive Communication Disorders remains a vital resource for graduate courses that address cognitively based communication disorders. Students, instructors, and clinicians will benefit from the text’s comprehensive discussion of cognitive processes and deficits, including attention, memory, executive functions, right hemisphere brain damage, dementia, combat-related mild traumatic brain injury, and traumatic brain injury and the impact that deficits in these cognitive domains may have on language and communication.

New to the Third Edition

  • A new chapter covering Primary Progressive Aphasia
  • An expanded chapter on mild cognitive impairment (MCI) addressing concussion related communication disorders
  • Updated and expanded information on assessment of disordered cognitive processes
  • Case studies to illustrate principles of clinical management of cognitive communication disorders.
  • Access to a PluralPlus Companion Website with PowerPoint lecture slides for each chapter

Through contributions from a renowned group of contributors, this text provides a comprehensive review of theoretical and applied research on cognitive communication disorders. The renowned contributors include Margaret Lehman Blake, Carole R. Roth, Fofi Constantinidou, Heather Dial, Maya Henry, Jessica Brown, Kathryn Hardin, Nidhi Mahendra, Mary H. Purdy, Sarah E. Wallace, and Sarah N. Villard.

About The Author

Michael L. Kimbarow, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a professor (and former chair ) in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences at San Jose State University where he also served as Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs.  Previously, he was director of speech-language pathology at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan and clinical associate professor at Wayne State University. Dr. Kimbarow has more than 42-years of clinical experience and 37-years of university teaching experience related to working with adults with neurogenic communication disorders. Dr. Kimbarow is a past-president of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Science (ANCDS) and is a former chair of the ANCDS Certification Board. Dr. Kimbarow is also a past-president of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Disorders and Sciences. Dr. Kimbarow recently served as an Editorial Board Member for The American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and served on the editorial board for Topics in Language Disorders. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Table oF Contents


Chapter 1. Attention
Sarah Villard

Chapter 2. Principles of Human Memory: An Integrative Clinical Neuroscience Perspective
Fofi Constantinidou

Chapter 3. Executive Functions: Theory, Assessment, and Treatment
Mary H. Purdy

Chapter 4. Cognitive Communication Deficits Associated With Right Hemisphere Brain Damage
Margaret Lehman Blake

Chapter 5. Primary Progressive Aphasia
Heather Dial and Maya Henry

Chapter 6. Dementia: Concepts and Contemporary Practice 
Nidhi Mahendra

Chapter 7. Cognitive Communication Disorders of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Carole Roth and Kathryn Hardin

Chapter 8. Traumatic Brain Injury
Jessica A. Brown, Sarah E. Wallace, and Michael L. Kimbarow



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