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 field.
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.
New to the Second Edition
-A new emphasis on literature draws connections between speaking, listening, reading, and writing, while special boxed features include inserts on a range of literacy-focused topics.
-A focus on the use of technology in communication sciences and disorders shows students the many ways in which technology is continuously improving our knowledge and practice in the field.
-A chapter on new research brings the most contemporary findings to reader.