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: "This book is about the power of knowledge to overcome adversity," states author Dennis Tanner. "Its premise is simple: when stroke survivors and their families are provided with current and meaningful information, they are armed with the tools necessary to go from being victims to being victors..." Tanner's book is indeed about victory. It is about survival and rehabilitation. It is about rebuilding relationships and lives and restoring hope and dignity to those who are coping with the challenge of stroke recovery. This book clearly describes the "big three" stroke-related communication disorders: aphasia, apraxia, and dysarthrias. This is a comprehensive guide for families of stroke survivors, for speech pathologists and rehabilitation specialists, and for counselors who respond to the needs of stroke survivors and their families. Through nontechnical terms, a short story, case studies, questions and answers, and examples, this book engages all readers on a journey toward understanding, healing, and persevering.