Intro: A Guide to Communication Sciences and Disorders

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  • Copyright: 2010-01-30
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Discusses a wide range of communication disorders found in children and adults. Topics include communication science, professional code of ethics, anatomic processes of speech and hearing, child language disorders, fluency disorders, cleft lip and palate, and acquired and genetic communication disorders. For undergraduate students. DNLM: Communication Disorders.

Author Biography

Michael P. Robb, Professor, received his B.S. degree in speech pathology and audiology from Western Michigan University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in speech-language pathology from Syracuse University (New York). He has worked as a speech-language pathologist at the Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Institute in Omaha, Nebraska. Since obtaining his Ph.D., he has held faculty posts at the University of Hawaii, the University of Connecticut, and most recently at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. His speciality is experimental phonetics, with particular interest in aspects of speech motor control in early speech acquisition, stuttering, and English as a Second Language. Professor Robb has been an active researcher since 1985. Over his career, he has presented more than 90 conference papers and published over 60 refereed journal articles. He holds the Certificate of Clinical Competency in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and was recognized as an ASHA Fellow in 2008. He is a member of the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists Association (NZSTA) and served two years on the NZSTA Executive a Board. He serves as a reviewer for several professional journals and sits on the editorial board of the Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing, and the New Zealand Journal of Speech-Language Therapy. Professor Robb has been recognized for his teaching excellence and has taught "Intro" throughout his career to students in the United States and New Zealand.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Background To Communication Disordersp. 1
Communication Sciencep. 3
Objectivesp. 3
Introductionp. 4
Terminology and Definitionsp. 4
Animal Communicationp. 6
History of Human Communicationp. 8
Models of Communicationp. 19
Forms of Communicationp. 22
Levels of Communicationp. 23
Current Research in Communication Sciencep. 24
Communication Sciences on the World Wide Webp. 25
Referencesp. 26
Communication Disorders and the Professionsp. 27
Objectivesp. 27
Introductionp. 28
Terminology and Definitionsp. 30
The Professionsp. 33
History of the Professionsp. 35
Educational Preparationp. 40
Professional Work Settingsp. 44
Professional Code of Ethicsp. 46
Cultural Considerations and Communication Disordersp. 46
Current Issues in the Professionsp. 48
The Professions of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology on the World Wide Webp. 52
Referencesp. 53
p. 54
Anatomic Processes of Speech and Hearingp. 59
Objectivesp. 59
Introductionp. 60
Speech Anatomyp. 60
The Process of Speech Productionp. 70
Hearing Anatomyp. 71
The Process of Hearingp. 79
Historic Aspects of Anatomy and Physiologyp. 79
Cultural Considerations and Anatomy and Physiologyp. 84
Current Research in Speech and Hearing Anatomy and Physiologyp. 87
Anatomy and Physiology on the World Wide Webp. 88
Referencesp. 88
Developmental Communication Disordersp. 89
Child Language Disordersp. 91
Objectivesp. 91
Introductionp. 92
Terminology and Definitionsp. 92
Language Developmentp. 94
Historic Aspects of Child Language Disordersp. 100
Types of Child Language Disordersp. 103
Current Theories Regarding Child Language Development and Disordersp. 107
Assessment of Child Language Disordersp. 109
Treatment of Child Language Disordersp. 116
Cultural Considerations and Child Language Disordersp. 118
Current Research in Child Language Disordersp. 119
Child Language Disorders on the World Wide Webp. 120
Referencesp. 120
Child Phonological Disordersp. 123
Objectivesp. 123
Introductionp. 124
Terminology and Definitionsp. 124
Historic Aspects of Child Phonological Disordersp. 132
Types of Phonological Disordersp. 134
Current Theories Regarding Child Phonological Disordersp. 138
Assessment of Child Phonological Disordersp. 140
Treatment of Child Phonological Disordersp. 145
Cultural Considerations and Child Phonological Disordersp. 149
Current Research in Child Phonological Disordersp. 153
Child Phonological Disorders on the World Wide Webp. 154
Referencesp. 154
Fluency Disordersp. 157
Objectivesp. 157
Introductionp. 158
Terminology and Definitionsp. 158
Historic Aspects of Fluency Disordersp. 159
Types of Fluency Disordersp. 164
Current Theories Regarding Stutteringp. 172
Assessment of Fluency Disordersp. 172
Treatment of Fluency Disordersp. 175
Cultural Considerations and Fluency Disordersp. 177
Current Research in Fluency Disordersp. 178
Fluency Disorders on the World Wide Webp. 179
Referencesp. 179
Cleft Lip and Palatep. 181
Objectivesp. 181
Introductionp. 182
Terminology and Definitionsp. 182
Historic Aspects of Cleft Lip and Palatep. 185
Disorders of Cleft Lip and Palatep. 189
Current Theories of Cleft Lip and Palatep. 191
Assessment of Cleft Lip and Palatep. 191
Treatment of Cleft Lip and Palatep. 196
Cultural Considerations and Cleft Lip and Palatep. 201
Current Research in Cleft Lip and Palatep. 202
Cleft Lip and Palate on the World Wide Webp. 203
Referencesp. 203
Acquired and Genetic Communication Disordersp. 205
Voice Disordersp. 207
Objectivesp. 207
Introductionp. 208
Terminology and Definitionsp. 209
Historic Aspects of Voice Disordersp. 211
Types of Voice Disordersp. 215
Current Theories of Voice Disordersp. 221
Assessment of Voice Disordersp. 222
Treatment of Voice Disordersp. 225
Cultural Considerations and Voice Disordersp. 230
Current Research in Voice Disordersp. 231
Voice Disorders on the World Wide Webp. 232
Referencesp. 232
Neurogenic Communication Disordersp. 235
Objectivesp. 235
Introductionp. 236
Terminology and Definitionsp. 236
Historic Aspects of Neurogenic Disordersp. 242
Types of Neurogenic Communication Disordersp. 246
Current Theories Regarding Neurogenic Communication Disordersp. 252
Assessment of Neurogenic Communication Disordersp. 254
Treatment of Neurogenic Communication Disordersp. 256
Cultural Considerations and Neurogenic Communication Disordersp. 259
Current Research in Neurogenic Communication Disordersp. 260
Neurogenic Communication Disorders on the World Wide Webp. 263
Referencesp. 263
Dysphagiap. 265
Objectivesp. 265
Introductionp. 266
Terminology and Definitionsp. 266
Historic Aspects of Dysphagiap. 270
Types of Dysphagiap. 272
Causes of Dysphagiap. 274
Assessment of Dysphagiap. 276
Treatment of Dysphagiap. 281
Cultural Considerations and Dysphagiap. 285
Current Research in Dysphagiap. 288
Dysphagia on the World Wide Webp. 289
Referencesp. 289
Genetics and Syndromesp. 291
Objectivesp. 291
Introductionp. 292
Terminology and Definitionsp. 292
Historic Aspects of Geneticsp. 295
Types of Syndromesp. 300
Assessment of Genetics and Syndromesp. 314
Treatment of Genetic Conditionsp. 317
Cultural Considerations Regarding Geneticsp. 318
Current Research in Geneticsp. 319
Genetics and Syndromes on the World Wide Webp. 320
Referencesp. 320
Auditionp. 321
Hearing Disordersp. 323
Objectivesp. 323
Introductionp. 324
Terminology and Definitionsp. 324
Historic Aspects of Hearing Disordersp. 327
Types of Hearing Disordersp. 330
Assessment of Hearing Disordersp. 340
Cultural Considerations and Hearing Disordersp. 346
Current Research in Hearing Disordersp. 349
Hearing Disorders on the World Wide Webp. 351
Referencesp. 351
Auditory Rehabilitationp. 353
Objectivesp. 353
Introductionp. 354
Terminology and Definitionsp. 354
Historic Aspects of Aural Rehabilitationp. 354
Treatment Approaches: Hearing Rehabilitationp. 359
Treatment Approaches: Speech and Language Rehabilitationp. 369
Cultural Considerations and Aural Rehabilitationp. 378
Current Research in Aural Rehabilitationp. 379
Aural Rehabilitation on the World Wide Webp. 380
Referencesp. 381
Glossaryp. 383
Indexp. 415
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I usually sell back most of my SLP textbooks at the end of the semester. I kept this one because it is a really good book to hold on to. There is good information on my speech and hearing disorders. I think it will help me when I become a certifed speech-language pathologist.
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