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Communication and Communication Disorders : Clinical Introduction

Communication and Communication Disorders : Clinical Introduction - 3rd edition

Communication and Communication Disorders : Clinical Introduction - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780205532094

ISBN10: 0205532098

Communication and Communication Disorders : Clinical Introduction by Elena M. Plante and Pelagie M. Beeson - ISBN 9780205532094
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No
Communication and Communication Disorders : Clinical Introduction by Elena M. Plante and Pelagie M. Beeson - ISBN 9780205532094

ISBN13: 9780205532094

ISBN10: 0205532098

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 08

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Summary

This third edition retains the strong introduction to the study of human communication and its disorders across the life span. The high-interest descriptions of communication disorders engage students planning to enter the field as well as non-majors who simply desire to better understand communication disorders. The third edition of the book reflects a refinement and clarity of writing that makes it an ideal introductory textbook. Case illustrations, figures, and photographs are used liberally to illustrate concepts and place them in a clinical context. The chapters maintain a balance between speech, language, and hearing to assure a comprehensive presentation of the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology. Chapters addressing disorders include information on the scientific basis for understanding each condition as well as assessment and treatment. The blend of science and clinical applications provides students with an understanding of normal processes and disorders.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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

Normal Communication.
Six Individuals with Communication Impairment.
Classification of Communication Disorders.
Careers in Communication Disorders.
Clinical Problem Solving.
References.

2. The Biological Foundations of Speech and Language.

The Vocal Mechanism.
The Articulatory Mechanisms.
The Nervous System.
Clinical Problem Solving.
References.

3. Sounds in Communication.

Acoustic Aspects of Sounds.
The Spoken Sounds of Communication.
Speech Sound Development.
Clinical Problem Solving.
References.

4. Disorders of Speech Sound Production.

Types of Speech Sound Errors.
Speech Sound Disorders in Children.
Evaluation of Speech Sound Disorders in Children.
Intervention Methods for Children.
Acquired Speech Sound Disorders in Adults.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems.
Clinical Problem Solving.
References.
Readings from the Popular Literature.

5. 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.
Clinical Problem Solving.
References.
Readings from the Popular Literature.

6. Disorders of the Voice and Swallowing Disorders.

by Julie Barkmeier.
Voice Disorders.
Voice Disorders Related to Vocal Fold Tissue Changes.
Neurological Voice Disorders.
Voice Assessment and Management.
Dysphagia.
Clinical Problem Solving.
References.

7. Language.

The Components of Language.
Approaches to the Study of Language Acquisition.
Language Development from Sounds to Sentences.
The Development of Literacy.
Clinical Problem Solving.
References.

8. Disorders of Language in Children.

Language Differences.
Early Signs of a Language Disorder.
Developmental Language Disorders.
Reading Impairments.
Other Disorders That Impact Language.
Evaluation of Language Disorders.
Language Therapy.
Clinical Problem Solving.
References.
Readings from the Popular Literature.

9. Disorders of Language in Adults.

Aphasia.
Acquired Reading and Writing Impairments.
Right-Hemisphere Communication Disorders.
Dementia.
Clinical Problem Solving.
References.
Readings from the Popular Literature.

10. The Biological Foundations of Hearing.

by Theodore Glattke
Structure and Function of the Ear.
Auditory Connections in the Brain.
Clinical Problem Solving.
References.

11. Disorders of Hearing in Children.

by Anne Marie Tharpe.
Auditory Pathologies.
Degree of Hearing Loss and Its Effect on Communication.
Audiological Testing.
Management of Children with Hearing Impairment.
Clinical Problem Solving.
References.
Readings from the Popular Literature.

12. Disorders of Hearing in Adults.

by Linda Norrix.
Conductive Hearing Loss.
Sensorineural Hearing Loss.
Mixed Hearing Impairment.
Psychosocial Impact of Hearing Loss.
Audiological Evaluation.
Management Strategies.
Clinical Problem Solving.
References.
Readings from the Popular Literature.

13. Professional Issues.

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

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