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Communication and Communication Disorders : A Clinical Approach

Communication and Communication Disorders : A Clinical Approach - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205283200

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ISBN13: 978-0205283200
ISBN10: 0205283209
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Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 1999
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Communication and Communication Disorders : A Clinical Approach - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205283200

Elena Plante and Pelagie M. Beeson

ISBN13: 978-0205283200
ISBN10: 0205283209
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

This book was derived in part from an earlier text, Human Communication and Its Disorders, by Daniel Boone and Elena Plante. The current text retains the strong introduction to communication processes and disorders, and is complemented by the focus on clinical illustration of normal and disordered speech, language, and hearing. It provides an introduction to the field that engages the students' interests in professional practice and welcomes them into the major. A lifespan perspective on disorders from infancy through geriatrics is presented while highlighting what is exciting about speech-language pathology and audiology as career choices. The chapters reflect insights gained from first-hand clinical, research, and teaching experience across a variety of clinical populations.

The authors include many case studies to introduce and exemplify various communication disorders. These clinical cases bring the book to life and give the reader an appreciation for the clinical and scientific endeavors embodied within the fields. The single most significant feature of this book is its clinical focus. It begins and ends with chapters that focus on the professionals in the field and what they find engaging about their careers. The authors use case-based instruction, even in chapters dealing with basic science information. This broad-based introduction presents the range of content central to the professions, yet maintains a consistent, easy-to-comprehend style and unified voice throughout.

Offers a clinical, lifespan focus for normal and disordered development.

Division of hearing disorders into separate child and adult chapters highlights differences in issues concerning hearing at two age levels and provides better balance between speech-language and audiology.

Consistency of chapter formats across authors assists beginning students by providing a similar focus across content domains and improves readability.

Includes information on the following current topics: "late talkers"; dysphagia; augmentative communication, genetics in hearing impairment; otoacoustic emissions; and emphasis on cognitive changes with brain damage.

Extensive student apparatus including chapter introductions, clinical problem-solving questions, case studies, and vignettes.

Author Bio

Plante, Elena : University of Arizona

Beeson, Pelagie M. : University of Arizona

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with "Clinical Problem Solving" and "References.")

1. Introduction to the Professions of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

Normal Communication.
Six Individuals with Normal Communication Impairment.
Classification of Communication Disorders.
Careers in Communication Disorders.

2. The Biological Foundations of Communication.

The Vocal Mechanism.
The Articulatory Mechanisms.
The Nervous System.
The Hearing Mechanism.

3. Sounds in Communication.

Acoustic Aspects of Sounds.
The Spoken Sounds of Communication.
Development of the Sound System.

4. Language.

The Components of Language.
Approaches to the Study of Language Acquisition.
Language Development from Sounds to Sentences.

5. Disorders of Hearing in Children,

Anne Marie Tharpe.
Auditory Pathologies.
Degree of Hearing Loss and Its Effect on Communication.
Audiological Testing.
Management of Children with Hearing Impairment.

6. Disorders of Hearing in Adults,

Linda Norrex.
Conductive Hearing Loss.
Sensorineural Hearing Loss.
Mixed Hearing Impairment.
Psychosocial Impact of Hearing Loss.
Audiological Evaluation.
Management Strategies.

7. Disorders of Language in Children.

Language Differences.
Early Signs of a Language Disorder.
Developmental Language Disorders.
Disorders That Impact Language.
Evaluation of Language Disorders.
Language Therapy.

8. Disorders of Language in Adults.

Aphasia.
Right Hemisphere Communication Disorders.
Dementia.

9. Disorders of Articulation.

Types of Articulation Errors.
Articulation Disorders in Children.
Evaluation of Childhood Articulation Disorders.
Articulation Therapy for Children.
Acquired Articulation Disorders in Adults.
Augmentative Communication Systems.

10. Disorders of Fluency.

Normal Disfluency versus Stuttering.
Stuttering in the Population.
Definitions.
Theories of Stuttering.
Evaluation of Developmental Stuttering.
Stuttering Therapy.
Other Disorders of Fluency.

11. Disorders of the Voice and Swallowing Disorders, Julie Barkmeier.

Voice Disorders.
Voice Disorders Related to Vocal Fold Tissue Changes.
Neurological Voice Disorders.
Voice Assessment and Management.
Swallowing Disorders.

12. Professional Issues.

Clinical Settings.
Interdisciplinary Interactions.
The Professional Association: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Trends in the Profession.

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