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Dr. Patrick Coppens is full professor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at SUNY Plattsburgh where he teaches graduate neurogenics courses. Dr. Coppens was born and educated in Brussels, Belgium, where he acquired an undergraduate degree in Germanic Linguistics and a Master’s degree in Neurolinguistics. His doctorate in Communication Disorders and Sciences was awarded at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. Dr. Coppens has 20 years of experience teaching and conducting research in the area of aphasia. He has published and presented extensively in his area of expertise and has edited and contributed to a prior volume entitled Aphasia in Atypical Populations.
Expertise: Adult neurogenics, Aphasia, Head Trauma, Neuroanatomy, Research Design
PROTOCOL. The Montreal Evaluation of Communication (MEC) is a clinical test to evaluate communication ability in people who have problems with communication in the absence of aphasia such as patients with right hemisphere stroke or damage to the frontal lobes.