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Introduction to Communication Disorders - With DVD

Introduction to Communication Disorders - With DVD - 4th edition

Introduction to Communication Disorders - With DVD - 4th edition

ISBN13: 9780137000081

ISBN10: 0137000081

Introduction to Communication Disorders - With DVD by Robert E. Owens, Dale Evan Metz and Kimberly E. Farinella - ISBN 9780137000081
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 4TH 11
Copyright: 2011
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
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Introduction to Communication Disorders - With DVD by Robert E. Owens, Dale Evan Metz and Kimberly E. Farinella - ISBN 9780137000081

ISBN13: 9780137000081

ISBN10: 0137000081

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 4TH 11

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Comprehensive yet compact and user-friendly, the fourth edition of Introduction to Communication Disorders takes a unique lifespan perspective that enables students to focus both on disorders and also on how these disorders impact on the lives of individuals. Through case studies, technical illustrations, best practices boxes, and other features, each chapter describes a specific disorder, related assessment, and applicable intervention methods ndash; all with a foundation in evidence-based practices.More than a simple catalog of communication disorders, this relaxed and readable introductory text illustrates each chapter with a detailed case study. In addition, the new and completely revised fourth edition of this book has been updated to include new features, new research, and new material.New to this Edition:The addition of evidence-based practice (EBP) throughout the text provides students with the most effective and efficient assessment and intervention practices possible. Research updates and revisions throughout the text, including over 400 new and relevant research studies, keeps the book current and relevant in an ever-changing field. Best practices boxes in each chapter cover the ideal assessment and intervention process for each disorder discussed and offer students a quick and easy-to-read reference. Website references in each chapter allow readers to further explore topics relating to communication disorders on the Internet. New diagrams and figures illustrate the locations of various disorders, especially those with a neurological basis. New communication disorders have been added, including childhood motor speech disorders and other language disorders, making the text more comprehensive. A redesigned companion website is now more user-friendly and better helps students learn the material included in the text and explore additional websites of interest.

Author Bio

Robert Owens is a NYS Distinguished Teaching Professor of Communicative Disorders and Sciences at SUNY Geneseo and the author of three textbooks, and a score of other books, articles and book chapters. He has presented over 180 professional workshops and papers. His professional interests are language development and disorders.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1. A Journey: From Student to Professional

Helping Others to Help Themselves

Service Through the Lifespan

Communication Disorders in Historical Perspective

2. Typical and Disordered Communication

Human Communication

Communication Through the Lifespan

Communication Impairments

3. Anatomy and Physiology Related to Speech, Hearing, and Language

The Physiological Subsystems Supporting Speech

The Speech Production Process

4. Assessment and Intervention

Differences, Dialects, Disorders

Is There a Problem?

Defining the Problem

Intervention with Communication Disorders

5. Childhood Language Impairments

Language Development Through the Lifespan

Association Disorders and Related Causes

Aspects of Language Affected



6. Developmental Literacy Impairments



7. Adult Language Impairments

Language Development Through the Lifespan


Right Hemisphere Damage

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)


8. Fluency Disorders

Fluent Speech Versus Stuttering

The Onset and Development of Stuttering Through the Lifespan

Therapeutic Techniques Used with Young Children

Therapeutic Techniques Used with Older Children and Adults Who Stutter

The Effectiveness of Stuttering Intervention Through the Lifespan

9. The Voice and Voice Disorders

Pitch and the Pitch-Changing Mechanism

Vocal Loudness and the Loudness-Changing Mechanism

The Voice Evaluation and Intervention

Efficacy of Voice Therapy

10. Disorders of Articulation and Phonology

Understanding Speech Sounds

Speech-Sound Development Through the Lifespan

Associated Disorders and Related Causes

Language and Dialectal Variations


11. Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

Physical Challenges of Clefts Through the Lifespan

Development of the Face and Palate

Cleft Lip and Palate Classification Systems

Clinical Features of Clefts

Etiologics of Clefts

Incidence of Clefts

Communication Problems Associated with Clefts

12. Neurogenic Speech Disorders

Causes of Neurogenic Speech Disorders

The Dysarthrias

Apraxia of Speech

13. Disorders of Swallowing

Lifespan Perspectives

The Swallowing Process

Disordered Swallowing

Evaluation for Swallowing

Dysphagia Intervention and Treatment

Prognoses and Outcomes for Swallowing Disorders

14. Audiology and Hearing Losee

Incidence and Prevalence of Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss Through the Lifespan

What Is Audiology?

Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory System

Types of Hearing Loss

Degrees of Hearing Loss

Audiological Assessment Procedures

Aural (Audiological) Habilitation/Rehabilitation

15. Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Types of AAC

Speech and AAC

Intervention Considerations

Appendix A: Requirements for Becoming an Audiologist

Appendix B: Requirements for Becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist



Author Index

Subject Index