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This edition has been extensively rewritten in order to reflect the changes in clinical practice and learning methods which have taken place since the 5th edition was published. The seventeen chapters are divided into three sections: normal voice, descriptions of the various types of voice disorders, and the methods of treating abnormal voice. A profile summary of each voice disorder is provided for easy reference and comparison, and tables are used... more...
Head and Neck Cancer: Treatment, Rehabilitation, and Outcomes, Second Edition expands on recent advances in the management of head and neck cancer through a greater understanding of cancer cell growth and mechanisms, as well as the expansion of rehabilitation strategies across the allied health profession. Written by a team of internationally recognized experts from the medical and allied health communities, the book covers both the theoretical and... more...
The Making of the Unborn Patient: Social Anatomy of Fetal Surgery, Monica J. Casper, It is now possible for physicians to recognize that a pregnant woman's foetus is facing life-threatening problems, perform surgery on the foetus, and if it survives, return it to the woman's uterus to finish gestation. Although foetal surgery has existed in various forms for three decades, it is only just beginning to capture the public's imagination.... more...
This book reviews our knowledge of the incoherent speech which can present as a symptom of schizophrenia. This is one of the most researched symptoms in the disorder. The content covers clinical presentation, differential diagnosis and the theories proposed to account for the symptom in these 'thought disordered' patients, ranging from the psychoanalytic to there being a form of aphasia involved. The book is unique in its ability to apply linguistic... more...
This wide-ranging survey of the state of the art in clinical pragmatics includes an examination of pragmatic disorders in previously neglected populations such as juvenile offenders, children and adults with emotional and behavioural disorders, and adults with non-Alzheimer dementias. This book makes a significant contribution to the discussion of pragmatic disorders by exploring topics which have a fast-rising profile in the field.... more...
The Handbook of Perception and Action overviews state-of-the-art research in these two areas, while also stressing the functional relationships between them. The three-volume set will be useful toresearchers, technicians, graduate students, and final-year undergraduates in psychology, developmental psychology, speech and hearing, neuropsychology, neuroscience, and physiology.
Chapters written by leading authorities offer current perspectives on the origins and development of language disorders. They address the question: How can the child's linguistic environment be restructured so that children at risk can develop important adaptive skills in the domains of self-care, social interaction, and problem solving? This theory-based, but practical book emphasizes the importance of accurate definitions of subtypes for assessment... more...
Atem und Bewegung gehören zu den Grundlagen des Lebens und sind von Natur aus eng miteinander verbunden. Durch Atem und Bewegung können sowohl die Gesundheit und die Entwicklung des Menschen gefördert als auch die Behandlung von Störungen und Erkrankungen unterstützend begleitet werden. Im Theorieteil des Buches beschreibt der Autor die ganzheitlichen Aspekte des Atems, die wichtigsten Grundlagen der Arbeit mit Atem und Bewegung sowie 17 spezielle... more...
MEDICAL SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY: A DESK REFERENCE, 3rd edition is an easily accessible quick reference that details procedures, practices and terminology aimed specifically at the needs of the medically based speech-language pathologist. New to this edition, the resource covers the latest medical care delivery and procedures, including those related to pediatric care and end of life issues. Also discussed are skill-based clinical competencies for... more...
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