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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.