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Primer on Communication and Communicative Disorders, A, 1st edition

  • Howard D. Schwartz

Published by Pearson (February 7th 2011) - Copyright © 2012

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Primer on Communication and Communicative Disorders, A

ISBN-13: 9780205496365

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&>A Primer on Communication and Communicative Disorders offers students and instructors alike a thoughtful and well-organized introduction to the communication sciences, including discussion of both normal language development and disordered communication. Written by a professor who has taught the course for many years, this text is an effective balance of vital information containing intriguing boxed features and student learning aids. Detailed enough for majors and comprehensive enough for non-majors, this text emphasizes learning important terms, concepts, and vocabulary while also encouraging students to explore the world of communicative disorders outside of the classroom and on the web through extensive references, online crosswords, and a companion website found at www.pearsonhighered.com/schwartz.




·        “Quiz on the Fly” features give students an opportunity to review important information as they move through the text.


·        Vocabulary study aids, such as boldfaced terms reinforce reader knowledge of the most important terms and definitions.


·        “Making A Difference,” “I Can’t Do This Alone,” and “In the Clinic” features all present students with real-world clinical applications of material found in the body of the text.


·        End of chapter summaries provide readers with a quick summary based on major chapter headings that help students analyze, review, and retain information.


·        Website references throughout the text give students the opportunity to seek additional information and dig deeper into concepts and ideas, either for papers and projects or for their own in depth study.


·        Helpful photos and illustrations are provided to further clarify content and to keep readers interested and engaged in the material.  


·        An easy-to-read writing style presents information about communication disorders in a highly readable and engaging manner that students will appreciate and enjoy.

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Communication and Communicative Disorders



Communicative Disorders

            Examples of Communicative Disorders

Professionals Who Work With Disordered Communication

            Speech-Language Pathologists

                        Training, Certification and Licensure



                        Training, Certification and Licensure


            Professional Organizations

                        American Speech-Language Hearing Association

                        Additional Professional Organizations

            Summary and Review

            Websites of Interest



Chapter 2: Anatomy and Physiology of Speech, Language and Voice Production


Central Nervous System


            Spinal Cord

Peripheral Nervous System

            Cranial Nerves

            Autonomic Nervous System

Anatomy and Physiology of Speech Production

            Respiratory System

                        Anatomy of Breathing

                        Physiology of Breathing

            Laryngeal/Phonatory System

                        Anatomy of Sound Production


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