Diagnosis and Evaluation in Speech Pathology

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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The Seventh Edition of Diagnosis and Evaluation in Speech Pathologycontinues to be the leading text in its field, providing a practical process approach to the diagnosis and evaluation of speech and language disorders.#xA0; #xA0; This easy-to-read, yet comprehensive resource provides a strong foundation in diagnosis and evaluation for students in training and clinicians alike.#xA0; It develops a rationale for each type of assessment, including both standardized and non-standardized approaches.#xA0; This text is ideal for practitioners and clinicians who are struggling to stay in tune with the rapidly changing field of Speech-Language Pathology.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Diagnosis and Evaluation: Philosophical Issues and General Guidelines
Diagnosis and Evaluation Defined
Broadening the Notion of Assessment
Illustrating the Importance of Measurement in Current Trends
The Importance of Functional Measurements: The World Health Organization and ASHA
Diagnosis to Determine the Reality of the Problem
Diagnosis to Determine the Etiology of the Problem
Diagnosis to Provide Clinical Focus
Diagnosis: Science and Art
Diagnosis Versus Eligibility
The Diagnostician as a Factor
The Client-Clinician Relationship
The Client as a Factor: Children, Adolescents, and Adults
Putting the Diagnosis to Work
Precepts Regarding the Clinical Examination
The Importance of Interviewing
The Nature of Interviewing
Common Interviewing Considerations
An Approach to Interviewing
Improving Interviewing Skills
Psychometric Considerations in Diagnosis and Evaluation
Common Types of Tests
Validity: The Foundation of the Test or Measure
Some Quantitative Background for the Test Interpretation
Central Tendency, Variance, and the Normal Curve
Sensitivity and Specificity: Key Concepts in Evidence Based Practice
Criteria for Evaluating Standardized Tests
Common Errors in the Use of Norm-Referenced Tests
Assessment of Children with Limited Language
The Process of Becoming a Communicator: Getting the Big Picture
Focusing on the Child's Language Level: Nonverbal, Single Word, and Early Multiword Communicators
Considering Etiology
Why Is Early Language Assessment so Difficult?
Models to Consider in Language Assessment
Theoretical Considerations in Language Assessment
Assessment That Focuses On Early Communication and Variables That Predict Language Growth
Specific Assessment Areas: Procedures, Considerations, and Directions For Further Study
Concluding Remarks
Assessment of School-Age and Adolescent Language Disorders
Use of Standardized Tests with Syntax-Level Children
Nonstandardized Testing
Language Sampling: A General Look at the Process
Later Language Development: Emerging Data
Testing Language Comprehension
Assessment of Syntax Using Analysis Packages
Assessment of Conversational Pragmatics
Evaluating Literacy and School Curriculum
Assessment of Articulation and Phonological Disorders
Multiple Components Contributing to Sound Production
Seven Important Knowledge Areas for Evaluation of Articulation and Phonological Disorders
Overview of the Articulation/Phonology Assessment Process
Traditional Assessment Procedures
Test Procedures that Evaluate Phonetic Context Effects
The Phonetic and Phonemic Inventories
Distinctive Feature Analysis
Phonological Analysis
Assessment of Phonological Knowledge
Other Testing
Integrating Data from the Assessment
Severity and Intelligibility
Computer-Assisted Analysis of Phonology
Long Term Impact of Phonological Disorders
Disorders of Fluency
Differential Diagnosis
The Appraisal of Stuttering
Evaluation at the Onset of Stuttering
Evaluation of the School-Aged Student
Assessment of the Adult Who Stutters
Assessment of Aphasia and Adult Language Disorders
The Nature of Aphasia
Case History
Diagnosis and Formal Testing
Differential Diagnosis
The Art of Informal Assessment
Summing Up the Findings
Motor Speech Disorders, Dysphagia, and the Oral Exam
The Oral Peripheral Examination
Apraxia of Speech in Adults
Developmental Apraxia of Speech
The Adult Dysarthrias
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