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Much has been learned in recent years about the close connections among language and literacy processes, both typical and atypical. Filling a significant gap in the literature, this comprehensive volume brings together leading authorities in communication sciences and disorders, learning disabilities, and literacy education to present current knowledge in this area. Reviewed are the latest advances in theory, research, and practice in... more...
This comprehensive textbook, edited by world-renowned experts in the field, provides answers to challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of craniofacial anomalies.The book integrates basic science and clinical perspectives, creating a more unified and practical “patient centered” approach. Organized in a logical, easy-to-follow structure, this reference reviews and presents cutting-edge findings, covering the state of the art in craniosynostosis... more...
Translational research has been present and ongoing for decades and yet, in spite of The National Institutes of Health promoting this "bench-to-bedside" approach since 2006, its adoption by the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology has been relatively scant and mostly individually approached. Although efforts have been made in this direction by individuals, the communication sciences and disorders professions are somewhat behind the... more...
Current estimates have more than one million people using American Sign Language (ASL) in the United States, including approximately 450,000 deaf people. As growing numbers of deaf students are integrated into standard schools, the need for ASL interpreters continues to increase. Today, many public education systems offer an ASL course as a language elective in their curriculum, and this book--which can be used to teach both interpreters and the... more...
Whether you are a beginning or more experienced speech-language pathologist or audiologist, COUNSELING SKILLS FOR SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AND AUDIOLOGISTS, 2E can equip you with effective counseling skills needed to help your clients cope with the challenges of communication disorders. COUNSELING SKILLS FOR SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AND AUDIOLOGISTS is the only text available that combines the insights of a well-respected clinical psychologist... more...
Increasingly used as an adjunctive tool in the diagnosis and management of ear disease, middle ear endoscopy has the potential to decrease patient morbidity, prevent disease recurrence, and reduce costs. Its capacity to uncover hidden anatomy within the small dimensions of the ear has made it essential for functional surgery, allowing surgeons to preserve key anatomic structures such as the cochlea and facial nerve.... more...
Articulatory and Phonological Impairments, 4/e gives readers comprehensive coverage of a wide range of concepts, coupled with a strong clinical emphasis and a variety of helpful learning aids, making it the ideal guide for understanding critical topics related to articulation and phonology. It takes readers from theory to clinical practice with many concrete examples of the concepts at work and a readable approach that constantly... more...
Hearing is a sensory modality critical to both language and cognitive development. In its absence, and without sensory input through another modality, such as the manual/visual modality of sign language, cognitive and language development can be severely impaired in the earliest formative years of a child. In its endeavor to d- cover the mechanisms underlying audition, the ?eld of auditory science has provided rich comparative physiological studies,... more...
Since this book was first published, four years ago, there has been a considerable upsurge of interest in the field of both normal and abnormal voice production. Tangible evidence of this lies in the publication of the Journal of Voice in the United States, and in the UK the formation of the British Voice Association. This organization has attracted an increasing membership from professionals involved in all aspects of voice care and use - actors and... more...
This is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of the communication impairments that occur in association with the two most common forms of childhood cancer, namely leukaemia and brain tumour. Contents ? Major childhood cancers: leukaemia and brain tumour ? Effects of treatment for paediatric cancer on brain structure and function ? Language disorders in children treated for brain tumours ? Language recovery following treatment for paediatric... more...
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