Communication and Communication Disorders

Series
Pearson
Author
Elena M. Plante / Pelagie M. Beeson  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
4
Language
English
Total pages
408
Pub.-date
August 2012
ISBN13
9780132658126
ISBN
0132658127
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Description

For courses in Introduction to Communication Disorders.

 

Featuring contributions from leading experts, this introduction to communication disorders blends science, clinical applications, and introductory concepts to help students develop a sound understanding of the field.

 

Appropriate for both majors and non-majors, the text's consistent format and unifying organization address communication disorders involving articulation, fluency, voice and swallowing, language, and hearing. Focusing on communication disorders over the lifespan, the text balances speech-language pathology and audiology and includes separate chapters devoted to child and adult disorders. This edition includes a new chapter on pediatric audiology; expanded discussion of language acquisition; and more information on autism, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, and childhood aphasia. Case illustrations, figures, and photographs are used liberally to illustrate concepts and a capstone chapter highlights possible careers.

Features

  • A blend of science, clinical practice, and introductory concepts in speech, language, and hearing makes it appropriate for both majors and non-majors.
  • Insightful contributions from active researchers and leading experts summarize important developments in the field.
  • Consistent integration of clinical cases and case examples gives readers an appreciation for the scientific aspects of the discipline and encourages problem-solving.
  • A life-span focus for normal and disordered development balances speech-language pathology and audiology by including separate chapters for child and adult hearing and language disorders.
  • Up-to-date topics such as “late talkers,” language and literacy, dysphagia, augmentative communication, genetics in hearing impairment, otoacoustic emissions, and cognitive changes with brain damage are included throughout.
  • New book lists of popular literature provide readers with personal accounts of individuals with communication disorders written from various points of view.
  • A capstone Professional Issues chapter (Chapter 13) spotlights clinical and research careers and explores the diverse settings in which speech-language pathologists and audiologists work.

New to this Edition

  • New Chapter 11 highlights the practice of pediatric audiology and presents information on the etiologic basis of hearing loss and current hearing technologies being used with children today.
  • Revised Chapter 7 emphasizes the full continuum of language acquisition (from preverbal to verbal states) with expanded coverage of developmental milestones in the first year and oral language skills acquired during the school years.
  • Revised Chapter 8 includes the most current information on autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, intellectual disabilities, and childhood aphasia to reinforce how different disorders impact language.
  • New information on assessment of the auditory system appears in Chapter 10 to help students learn how auditory function can be measured clinically.
  • More information on cranial nerves appears in Chapter 2 and is presented in a way that is accessible to majors and non-majors.
  • New student-friendly marginal boxes highlight key points, add facts of interest, and increase the readability of the book.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

1.      Introduction to the Professions of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

2.      The Biological Foundations of Speech and Language

3.      Sounds in Communication

4.      Disorders of Speech Sound Production

5.      Disorders of Fluency

6.      Disorders of Voice and Swallowing

7.      Language

8.      Disorders of Language in Children

9.      Disorders of Language in Adults

10.  The Biological Foundation of Hearing

11.  Disorders of Hearing in Children

12.  Disorders of Hearing in Adults

13.  Professional Issues

Back Cover

Featuring contributions from leading experts, Communication and Communication Disorders: A Clinical Introduction, 4e blends science, clinical applications, and introductory concepts to help students develop an understanding of the field. Appropriate for both majors and non-majors, the text's consistent format and unifying organization address communication disorders involving articulation, fluency, voice and swallowing, language and hearing. Focusing on communication disorders over the lifespan, the text balances speech-language pathology and audiology and includes separate chapters devoted to child and adult disorders. Case illustrations, figures, and photographs are used liberally to illustrate concepts and a capstone chapter highlights possible careers.

Author

Elena M. Plante, PhD, CCC-SLP

Elena Plante received her bachelor's and master's degrees in speech-language pathology at Loyola University in Maryland. Before completing her doctorate at the University of Arizona, she worked as a speech-language pathologist in the public schools. Since completing her doctorate and postdoctoral studies, she has been on the faculty in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona.  Her research has focused on the biological basis of specific language impairment and she was one of the early adopters of magnetic resonance imaging as a research tool in speech-language pathology. Dr. Plante's current clinical research focuses on improving both assessment and treatment methods for those with developmental language disorder. She is a co-author of the Pediatric Test of Brain Injury, the first of its kind for children with traumatic brain injury. She has received support for her research from grants from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Plante is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the University of Arizona College of Science. She speaks regularly at national and international conferences on the topic of developmental language disorders.


Pélagie M. Beeson, PhD, CCC-SLP

Pélagie (Pagie) Maritz Beeson received her bachelor's and master's degrees in speech-language pathology from the University of Kansas. She began her clinical career at a community speech and language center in Fairbanks, Alaska, where she provided service to a diverse clinical population. She later completed her doctoral work at the University of Arizona, where she also served as the coordinator of the American Indian Professional Training Program in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Currently, Dr. Beeson is Professor and Head of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona. Her research and clinical work have been devoted to neurogenic communication disorders in adults, with a particular emphasis on the nature and treatment of aphasia, alexia, and agraphia, as well as the cognitive mechanisms and neural substrates of written language. Dr. Beeson's research has been supported for many years by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIH/NIDCD). She is board certified in Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences. Dr. Beeson is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and previously served as coordinator of the ASHA Special Interest Division 2: Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders. She frequently speaks at national and international conferences on the topic of acquired language impairments in adults.