Introduction to Communication Disorders: A Lifespan Evidence-Based Perspective, 6th edition

Published by Pearson (March 8, 2018) © 2019

  • Robert E. Owens College of St. Rose
  • Kimberly A. Farinella Northern Arizona University
  • Dale Evans Metz State University of New York, Geneseo Late Professor Emeritus

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ISBN-13: 9780134801551
Introduction to Communication Disorders: A Lifespan Evidence-Based Perspective
Published 2018

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Introduction to Communication Disorders: A Lifespan Evidence-Based Perspective
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Introduction to Communication Disorders is a clear, comprehensive introduction to communication sciences and disorders. It presents recent advances in the assessment and treatment of communication disorders in a highly readable manner. Each chapter is concise, yet comprehensive, striking a just right balance of information appropriate for introductory-level students. You'll gain a foundation in the areas of anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing, and an overview of the various disorders that affect voice, fluency, articulation, language, cognition, swallowing, and hearing across the lifespan.

The 6th Edition includes updated case studies, evidence-based practice summary boxes and new medically based photographs help students bridge the gap between theory and clinical application.

1. The Field, the Professionals, and the Clients
2. Typical and Disordered Communication
3. Overview of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Production Mechanism
4. Childhood Language Impairments
5. Speech Sound Disorders
6. Developmental Literacy Impairments
7. Adult Language Impairments
8. Fluency Disorders
9. Voice and Resonance Disorders
10. Motor Speech Disorders
11. Disorders of Swallowing
12. Audiology and Hearing Loss - David A. DeBonis, Ph.D.
13. Augmentative and Alternative Communication - James Feeney, Ph.D.

APPENDIX: Professional Organizations

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