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Communication Sciences and Disorders

Communication Sciences and Disorders Book
Author : Laura M. Justice,Erin E. Redle
Publisher : Pearson College Division
Release : 2013-06-05
ISBN : 9780133123715
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0133406563. A clinical, case-based approach to communication sciences and disorders. Communication Sciences and Disorders, 3/e introduces students to the field through clinicians, patients and families. Rich with examples, the first part covers foundational concepts of development, anatomy, physiology, augmentative communication and complex communication. Following these foundations, the second part highlights inherited and acquired disorders affecting children and older adults. A new chapter features multicultural topics, while an expanded chapter delves into advancements in assessment and intervention. Strong themes of literacy weave throughout. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone or with a loose-leaf version of the text for 40-65% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.

Essentials of Communication Sciences Disorders

Essentials of Communication Sciences   Disorders Book
Author : Fogle
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release : 2017-10-20
ISBN : 128412181X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fully revised and updated, Essentials of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Second Edition is an accessible and engaging introductory resource for students new to communication sciences and disorders. This text covers basic information about speech disorders in both children and adults, while numerous case scenarios and personal stories paint a vivid picture of the profession. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Communication Sciences and Disorders Book
Author : Ronald Bradley Gillam,Thomas P. Marquardt
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release : 2016
ISBN : 128404307X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Communication Sciences and Disorders: From Science to Clinical Practice, Third Edition is an excellent introductory text for undergraduate students enrolled in their first course in communication sciences and disorders. Written by experts in the field, this text contains basic information about speech disorders that are related to impairments in articulation, voice, and fluency; language disorders in children and adults; and hearing disorders that cause conductive and sensorineural hearing losses. It includes basic information on the speech, language, and hearing sciences and practical information about assessment and intervention practices. Unlike some other introductory text books, this book also includes chapters on multicultural issues, deafness, dysarthria, and dysphagia. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION âe¢ Updated content with new information on evidence-based practice âe¢ New online video segments that clearly demonstrate a variety of communication disorders at different ages and severities âe¢ New chapter on cleft lip and palate âe¢ New information on cochlear implants and listening âe¢ New information on spoken language approaches to audiologic habilitation âe¢ The two chapters on preschool and school-age language disorders are now combined into one chapter âe¢ The two chapters on auditory rehabilitation and deaf education are now combined into one chapter In-Text Features: Boxes featuring personal stories from the authors and guides to online video segments, learning objectives, and bolded key terms End-of-Chapter Features: Study Questions, Key Terms, References, and Suggested Readings Instructor Resources: Slides in PowerPoint format, Test Bank, and an Image Bank

Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders Book
Author : Lauren K. Nelson
Publisher : Plural Publishing
Release : 2016-06-30
ISBN : 9781597567268
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders book written by Lauren K. Nelson, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Writing Scientific Research in Communication Sciences and Disorder

Writing Scientific Research in Communication Sciences and Disorder Book
Author : Robert H. Brookshire,Shelley B. Brundage
Publisher : Plural Publishing
Release : 2015-11-02
ISBN : 159756947X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Writing Scientific Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders is a comprehensive guide to the preparation and publication of research papers for researchers in communication sciences and disorders. Individual chapters address the structure, content, and style of the introduction, method, results, and discussion sections of a research paper. The balance of the text examines the writing process, including the nuts and bolts of preparing tables and graphs, reviewing different voices and grammar issues, editing your own work, working with editors and peer reviewers, and getting started toward becoming a productive writer. Each topic is illustrated with informative examples, with clear, direct, and often humorous discussion of what makes the examples good or bad. Writing is essential in nearly every profession and particularly in communication sciences and disorders, where researchers must be able to express complex ideas to a variety of audiences--from colleagues to members of health care teams to clients and family members. Therefore, competency in written expression is required for certification and entry into clinical practice in communication sciences and disorders. Writing Scientific Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders will be a valuable supplementary text for undergraduate and graduate students in courses that include writing assignments and critical assessment of research literature, such as research methods and evidence-based clinical methods courses, as well as in thesis and dissertation preparation. Researchers looking for a guide to help improve their own writing will also find this text to be an invaluable resource that answers the big and little questions that arise in preparing manuscripts.

Research in Communication Sciences and DIsorders

Research in Communication Sciences and DIsorders Book
Author : Lauren K. Nelson,Jaimie L. Gilbert
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-11
ISBN : 9781635502053
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Neuroimaging in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Neuroimaging in Communication Sciences and Disorders Book
Author : Roger J. Ingham
Publisher : Plural Pub Incorporated
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9781597561020
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There can be little doubt that the huge developments in brain imaging technology over the past 15 years have opened up a whole new vista of possibilities for the assessment and treatment of human communication disorders. At issue of course is whether those possibilities are being realized and what form of influence this will have on the field speech-language pathology and hearing disorders in the immediate future. The rate of development in neuroimaging is so rapid that it is almost impossible to predict very far into the future in trying to understand this influence. Nonetheless, it is now becoming clear that the availability of technologies that make it possible to investigate, even in real time, the neural regions and systems that are functionally related disorders is having a transforming impact on the discipline. In this series we have brought together some of the principal researchers in our discipline and who are working at the "cutting edge" in applying neuroimaging to communication disorders.

Neuroscience Fundamentals for Communication Sciences and Disorders

Neuroscience Fundamentals for Communication Sciences and Disorders Book
Author : Richard D. Andreatta
Publisher : Plural Publishing
Release : 2018-12-14
ISBN : 1635502705
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Neuroscience Fundamentals for Communication Sciences and Disorders is a comprehensive textbook designed for undergraduate neural bases or graduate neuroscience courses in communication sciences and disorders programs (CSD). Written with a fresh user-friendly conversational style and complemented by more than 350 visually rich and beautifully drawn full-color illustrations, this book emphasizes brain and behavior relationships while also ensuring coverage of essential neuroanatomy in an integrative fashion. With a comprehensive background in neuroscience fundamentals, students will be able to better understand and apply brain-behavior relationships to make appropriate clinical assessments and treatment decisions. Neuroscience Fundamentals for Communication Sciences and Disorders is designed to provide CSD students with a broad overview of the principles, processes, and structures underlying the workings of the human nervous system. Extending well beyond traditional neuroanatomy-based textbooks, this publication is designed to satisfy three major goals: Provide neuroanatomical and neurophysiological detail that meets the real-world needs of the contemporary CSD student, as they move forward toward clinical practice, and into the future where advancements in the field of health and brain sciences are accelerating and contributing more and more to rehabilitation.Provide clear, understandable explanations and intuitive material that explains how and why neuroanatomical systems, processes, and mechanisms of the nervous system operate as they do during human behavior.Provide a depth and scope of material that will allow students to read, better understand, and appreciate a wide range of evidence-based literature related to behavior, cognition, emotion, language, and sensory perception--areas that directly impact treatment decisions. Key Features: An emphasis on fundamental information on neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and functional processes using an analogy-driven and relaxed conversational writing style.More than 350 new and beautifully illustrated full-color neuroanatomical and neurophysiological figures that work to bring the written material to life.Content is divided into four major sections that build upon each other to foster a comprehensive understanding of the nervous system from the cellular to systems.Three summary chapters on the neural bases of speech, language, and hearing that help integrate the basic information from earlier chapters with content specific to CSD.Each chapter begins with an introduction and learning objectives and ends with a top ten summary list of key take-home concepts and study review questions.Bolded key terms throughout with a comprehensive glossary of definitions.Clinical Importance boxes highlight clinically relevant disorders and syndromes that compliment topic coverage.Further Interest boxes highlight interesting and exciting facts about the nervous system's structure, physiology, and functionality.Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Communication Sciences and Disorders Book
Author : Laura M. Justice
Publisher : Pearson College Division
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Communication Sciences and Disorders: A Contemporary Perspective introduces students to the field in a clear and succinct manner that allows readers access to the most current theories, research, and practices through rich examples, detailed case studies and engaging anecdotes. It employs a clinical case-based, literacy-infused approach with special attention given to research-based practices in assessment and intervention and the many uses of technology in diverse aspects of research and practice. Bringing the field to life through comprehensive case studies that include evaluation and treatment plans and multi-media samples, Communication Sciences and Disorders: A Contemporary Perspective provides an up-to-date look at the many facets and varied new challenges emerging in the filed. Literacy-focused content is infused throughout the book in order help students examine linkages among speaking, listening, reading, and writing, while different segments of the book concentrates on the ecological impact of communication disorders at home, school, work, and community, all with an emphasis on thinking about functional assessment and outcomes.

Communication Sciences and Disorders From Science to Clinical Practice

Communication Sciences and Disorders  From Science to Clinical Practice Book
Author : Ronald B. Gillam,Thomas P. Marquardt
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release : 2019-09-30
ISBN : 1284179680
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Communication Sciences and Disorders: From Science to Clinical Practice, Fourth Edition is an excellent introductory text for undergraduate students enrolled in their first course in communication sciences and disorders. Written by experts in the field, this text contains basic information about speech disorders that are related to impairments in articulation, voice, and fluency; language disorders in children and adults; and hearing disorders that cause conductive and sensorineural hearing losses. It includes basic information on the speech, language, and hearing sciences and practical information about assessment and intervention practices. This new edition provides readers with a wide-angle view of communication disorders, stressing a sense of the variety of topics that speech, language, and hearing scientists study and the variety of individuals that Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologist's treat.

Essentials of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Essentials of Communication Sciences and Disorders Book
Author : Paul T Fogle
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2012-04-06
ISBN : 9780840022547
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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ESSENTIALS OF COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS, 1E takes a streamlined approach to offering an introductory textbook for speech-language pathology and audiology students. Utilizing solid, up-to-date information and a total-person approach, its comprehensive format is organized according to ASHA’s Knowledge and Skills Acquisitions (KASA)Standards and includes chapters dedicated to providing an overview of communication and the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology. Chapter coverage of the communicative disorders begins with the physical and functional elements of each disorder followed by basic assessment strategies and then moves into a discussion of therapy options. A highly inviting design and pedagogical elements such as margin definitions, Application Questions, Case Studies, and over 150 full-color illustrations and photographs help beginning students master the material without overwhelming them with too much information. ESSENTIALS OF COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS, 1E encourages future professionals by presenting an easy to understand, approachable writing style that offers a realistic view of the helping professions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Research Primer for Communication Sciences and Disorders

A Research Primer for Communication Sciences and Disorders Book
Author : Timothy J. Meline
Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Research Primer for Communication Sciences and Disorders addresses the most current topics in research, presents them clearly for students and practitioners, focuses on getting research evidence into practice, directs students and instructors to additional resources, and provides many case examples and study questions. The book is ideal for face-to-face classroom teaching or distance-learning courses. FEATURES: Each chapter begins with a word definition that introduces each chapter's key theme, and is referred to throughout the chapter in notes and boxes which highlight technology and other areas of interest. Case studies which illustrate relevant concepts and approaches to research open each chapter. Student Reflection Questions, Activities and Exercises designed to encourage critical thinking and independent research appear in each chapter. Includes an entire chapter devoted to introducing evidence-based practice issues, and continues to consistently enforce an evidence-based practice approach to research and practice. Designed for either classroom or distance learning, and including both basic and advanced content, this book is easily used independently by distance learners or in the classroom at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level.

INTRO A Guide to Communication Sciences and Disorders Third Edition

INTRO  A Guide to Communication Sciences and Disorders  Third Edition Book
Author : Michael P. Robb
Publisher : Plural Publishing
Release : 2018-12-06
ISBN : 1944883673
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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INTRO: A Guide to Communication Sciences and Disorders, Third Edition is designed for the undergraduate student with an interest in entering the field of communication sciences and disorders. INTRO is an introduction to the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology and the underlying discipline on which they are based, communication sciences and disorders. This text provides essential information concerning a wide range of communication disorders found in children and adults. Key Features: A strong international focus with coverage of country-specific incidence and prevalence of various communication disorders.Each chapter begins with learning objectives and ends with study questions to review key concepts.Bolded key terms and a comprehensive glossary improve retention of the material.The text includes real-life examples in the form of video links to help reinforce the information in the text. New to the Third Edition: A reorganized chapter on communication disorders and the professions for greater flow of information (Chapter 1).A NEW chapter on alternative and augmentative communication (Chapter 10).Thoroughly updated chapters on audition (Chapters 12 and 13). INTRO is beautifully illustrated and written in an engaging, yet straightforward approach, with an overview of the formative history, as well as current theories and research provided for each disorder. The sole authorship of the book ensures a uniform writing style, which is often missing from introductory texts. The book holds worldwide appeal and is written for an international audience. For some, this book may serve as a springboard for the pursuit of a career in audiology and speech-language pathology; nevertheless, every reader will acquire an appreciation of the gift of communication. Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.

Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders

Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders Book
Author : Gary Weismer,David K. Brown
Publisher : Plural Publishing
Release : 2019-12-09
ISBN : 1635503167
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders: The Scientific Basis of Clinical Practice is designed for undergraduate students who are taking a first course in the discipline of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). The textbook presents students with the range of communication impairments in society, the consequences of those impairments for the persons who have them as well as for their family members, and the treatments that are available to lessen or remediate the effects of the disorders. The text is organized into three sections on Language, Speech, and Hearing. Each chapter is concise and written to convey the core information for each topic. The material is presented in a way that maintains the interest of the student through expository clarity and brevity in a course that treats so many different facets of a complex discipline. The textbook also serves the needs of the instructor by organizing the material in a teachable way. Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders emphasizes the scientific basis of the field by presenting specific clinical examples to demonstrate the translation of laboratory science to clinical aspects of speech, language, and hearing disorders. Students will leave the course a good deal more knowledgeable and sensitive about what it means to be communicatively impaired in contemporary society. Key Features: * Consistency of presentation across chapters as well as clearly-stated relationships between information in different chapters * Features beautiful original, full-color illustrations designed to be instructive learning tools * Each chapter begins with an introduction and ends with a summary to present and review key concepts * Modern and up-to-date treatment options written for the needs of the field of communication sciences and disorders * Covers the core essentials of the subject concisely and to the point * Structured to aid the instructor with sections easily assimilated into extant lectures Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.

Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders

Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders Book
Author : Franklin H. Silverman,Lynda Miller
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015-12-22
ISBN : 9781416410089
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The fifth edition of Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders uses detailed illustrations and easy-to-read text to introduce the broad range of topics in the field. Its contents provide a clear organizational structure in five sections:Communication and Communication DisordersLanguage Development and DisordersSpeech DisordersHearing DisordersThe Profession of Communication Sciences and DisordersNew to the fifth edition:The informal writing style makes the content more readable and easier to grasp. This is especially helpful for students encountering most of these topics for the first time.The content can be covered in one semester.Sections have been added on assessing voice and adult neurogenic disorders.Information on diversity and multicultural issues has been updated and expanded.This textbook now discusses the impact of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fifth Edition (DSM-5) on the field of communication sciences and disorders, especially as it affects the communication needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).Also included in this edition is a description of how evidence-based practices have emerged to guide clinicians providing services to clients with communication disorders.Embedded quick response codes (QR), take the reader directly to the relevant videos and websites.All the chapters have been thoroughly updated, revised, and reorganized.All references have been completely updated.

Consuming and Producing Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Consuming and Producing Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders Book
Author : Robert Goldfarb
Publisher : Plural Publishing
Release : 2019-06-21
ISBN : 1635500680
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Consuming and Producing Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders is an exciting new textbook designed for undergraduate research methods in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) programs. It is also appropriate for first-year graduate students taking research methods courses in speech-language pathology and audiology. The text guides students in attaining the competencies required to consume, produce, and disseminate research; and students will have the knowledge and skills that are necessary and sufficient to conduct research as is consistent with the duties of an academic professor. The text reviews what obligations an individual, professor or not, has before being permitted to do research. The emphasis is on clinically-oriented professionals who can perform the research associated with professors. Part I on Consuming Research in CSD includes academic-clinical integration of research, as well as information required for consumption of research such as research ethics, the scientific method, types of research, and how to critique a journal article and a diagnostic test. Part II on Producing Research in CSD helps guide the undergraduate student in producing a capstone project or senior thesis and the master’s student in producing a graduate thesis or research project. Part II also addresses mentoring, the Institutional Review Board, and conducting academic and clinical research. Part III addresses Disseminating Research in CSD, from the traditional (presenting and publishing academic and clinical research) to the non-traditional (marketing, social media, and new technologies). Key Features: *Each chapter begins with an Introduction and Learning Objectives to set the scene and prepare the student for what is covered. *Advanced Study Questions end each chapter and allow the student to review their skills. *Boxes throughout the text highlight key points and explore topics in more depth. Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Communication Sciences and Disorders Book
Author : Ronald Gillam,Thomas Marquardt,Frederick Martin
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release : 2011
ISBN : 076377975X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Communication Sciences and Disorders: From Science to Clinical Practice is an excellent introductory text for undergraduate students enrolled in their first course in communication sciences and disorders. Written by experts in the field, this text contains basic information about speech disorders that are related to impairments in articulation, voice, and fluency; language disorders in children and adults; and hearing disorders that cause conductive and sensorineural hearing losses. It includes basic information on the speech, language, and hearing sciences and practical information about assessment and intervention practices. Unlike some other introductory text books, this book also includes chapters on multicultural issues, deafness, dysarthria, and dysphagia. The key ancillary features of this book that makes it unique are the CD and Companion Web site. The accompanying CD contains numerous high-quality videos that demonstrate every critical aspect of speech, language, and hearing disorders. The CD enables professors to provide information about common or unusual cases in a single, highly accessible format, and it enables students to watch the segments many times over to make the most of the enhanced learning opportunities they provide. A fun way to aid learning comprehension, the Companion Web site has an interactive glossary, flashcards, and crossword puzzles for an additional review of key terms. CD features: • Audio and video clips so students can see and hear the human communication disorders they read about. • Examples of hearing tests as they are being given. • Short communication segments demonstrating the types of communication disorders reviewed in the text. Instructor Resources Include: PowerPoint Slides, Image Bank, and Test Bank questions and answer key

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Communication Sciences and Disorders Book
Author : Dale F. Williams
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2017-09-25
ISBN : 1351571516
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Few activities can match the complexity of human communication. Given its intricacy, it is understandable that the process will not always work properly. When it doesn't, the effects can be devastating, given how much of everyday life depends on communicating with one another. Despite its importance, however, much is still unclear about how we turn thoughts into language and then speech. Debates rage over various components of the communication system. Myths abound, most based on nothing more than speculation and misinformation. It all makes for a fascinating area of study and practice, particularly when considering the importance of the topic. This book provides readers with the basics of human communication without shying away from the controversies. Dale F. Williams, Ph.D. utilizes a panel of internationally recognized experts in all areas of the field to clearly explain normal communication as well as disorders of speech, language, hearing, and swallowing. Topics that overlap all disorders—diagnosis, treatment, research, ethics, work settings, and multicultural issues—are also covered in a reader-friendly style. In addition to the relevant information on human communication, the book also includes first-hand accounts of both people with disorders and those who work with them. Discussion questions are posed to help readers explore the gray areas and additional readings are described for those wishing to research specific topics. In these ways, readers are provided with information that truly helps them to understand communication sciences and disorders from a variety of perspectives. Communication Sciences and Disorders: An Introduction to the Professions is essential reading for anyone contemplating a career in speech-language pathology or audiology. In addition, the clear and entertaining writing style makes the field, in all its complexity, accessible to anyone with even a passing interest in the process of human communication.

Foundations of Communication Sciences Disorders

Foundations of Communication Sciences   Disorders Book
Author : Paul T. Fogle
Publisher : Delmar Pub
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Full-color textbook introducing concepts in communication sciences and disorders. Written in accessible, engaging and caring language, it is rooted in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's "Big Nine" knowledge and skill areas. Units provide cohesive "big picture" introductions and conclusions, while individual chapters focus on key information in smaller, more detailed packages. Going beyond expectations for an introductory text, it explores the emotional and social effects of disorders to help readers truly understand the profession.

Communication Sciences and Disorders From Research to Clinical Practice Introduction Book Only

Communication Sciences and Disorders  From Research to Clinical Practice  Introduction  Book Only  Book
Author : Ronald B. Gillam,Thomas P. Marquardt,Frederick N. Martin
Publisher : Singular Publishing Group
Release : 2000-03
ISBN : 9781111319724
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For undergraduate students with little or no prior knowledge of communication sciences and disorders, this introductory text shows students how disorders in hearing, speech, and language relate to the larger picture of effective and efficient communication. The text stresses the fundamental aspects of communication sciences and dsiorders as a discipline, giving students a picture of the professions from the outset. To aid student's learning and allow them to see and hear the human communication disorders they read about, and interactive CD-ROM is included. It provides a tour of an audiological sound booth, examples of hearing tests as they are being given, and short communication segments that demonstrate the types of communication disorders, explained in the text. Each chapter is written by the experts in the field and include key learning points, and review questions to help the students fully grasp the material.