Chapter 1 Essential concepts and principles of neuroscience
Neuroscience and communicative disorders are two closely related disciplines. Basic understanding of neuroscience is essential for a comprehensive training in speech-language-hearing pathology. The rationale for training in neuroscience is that it provides a broad framework for diagnosing communication disorders and for providing effective remediation. Such background will also help student in communicative disorders and human behavior become creative partners in a team approach to managing a patient’s clinical condition, nurturing good working relationships with colleagues in the medical and paramedical professions.