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Speech Science: An Integrated Approach to Theory and Clinical Practice
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Speech Science: An Integrated Approach to Theory and Clinical Practice, with Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package
This book’s unique approach unifies concepts in speech science with clinical application, giving students an integrated approach to speech science that emphasizes scientific concepts in relation to clinical practice.
A systems approach to the scientific study of speech production and speech perception, focusing on the physiological and acoustic-generation and measurement of verbal output:
Explains concepts in relation to the complex interactions of the physiological subsystems of respiration, phonation, articulation and resonance, and audition.
Underscores the crucial role of the nervous system in control of voluntary movements.
Provides a framework for discussing the articulatory-acoustic nature of speech in relation to the human capacity for producing and perceiving speech, relating the scientific concepts meaningfully to human communicative behavior.
NEW! Reorganized chapters now more closely follow the speech subsystems approach, beginning with basic acoustics, and moving on to the respiratory system, phonatory system, articulatory/resonatory system, auditory system, and nervous system.
Supports the link between theory and application with current research highlighting the different diagnostic and interventional applications of the scientific material.
The integration of theory with clinical application makes the information more easily accessible, less intimidating, and more relevant to students.
Discussions cover state-of-the-art technologies students will encounter as professionals, such as high-speed digital imaging, electromagnetic articulography, and transcranial magnetic stimulation.
NEW! The instrumental evaluation of stuttering and treatment techniques based on those measurements are now discussed in the clinical chapters.
NEW! Instrumental measurement of nasality and its relationship to velopharyngeal closure is now discussed in the chapter on evaluation and treatment of articulatory and resonance disorders.
A number of helpful features enhanced understanding of the concepts and reinforce learning:
Integrative case studies facilitate student appreciation of the strong links between theory and current clinical management of patients and cover a wide variety of communication disorders.
Call-out notes, summary points, and review questions help students consolidate material for improved retention.
NEW! New and revised full color illustrations plus larger, more readable, and more clearly labeled spectrograms supplement the concepts, better depict scientific and anatomical material, and ensure understanding of the links between the underlying science and human communicative behavior.
NEW! Text boxes outside of the main narrative offer different types of information, from interesting tidbits to clinical vignettes, to more detailed explanations of material.
NEW! Updated research in all clinical chapters keeps students informed of all of the latest advances in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of individuals with communication disorders.
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