Nessun sapere può considerarsi valido in via esclusiva, esistono più verità: ogni soluzione non è mai l’unica. Non esistono scopritori, tutt’al più, secondo quanto scrive Wheeler, partecipatori (Luigi Colaianni)

Capita spesso che mi chiedano bibliografie e indicazioni di lettura. Per quanto riguarda l’ambito professionale ho deciso di riproporre l’ottimo elenco di articoli selezionati dall’Aphasia Institute riferiti al Modello Sociale nella Afasia.

C’è praticamente  tutto quel che occorre leggere per scoprire come applicare il modello sociale alla Terapia della Afasia.


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