Introduction to Communication Disorders: A Lifespan Evidence-Based Approach, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Robert E. Owens / Dale Evan Metz / Kimberly A. Farinella  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
5
Language
English
Total pages
592
Pub.-date
July 2014
ISBN13
9781292058894
ISBN
1292058897
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For introductory courses in communication sciences and disorders

 

A clear, comprehensive introduction to communication sciences and disorders, with an evidence-based, lifespan perspective. 

 

This text provides a thorough introduction to communication sciences and disorders designed for undergraduate-level students. The new Fifth Edition continues the evidence-based, lifespan perspective. It reviews and explains the most recent research evidence pertaining to the assessment and treatment of communication disorders from birth through the end of life in a clear, comprehensible fashion. Each chapter is concise, yet provides comprehensive information appropriate for an introductory-level text.  Students gain a basic foundation in the areas of anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms, and an overview of the various disorders that affect voice, fluency, articulation, language, cognition, swallowing, and hearing, along with detailed descriptions of the varying etiologies that cause these impairments. 

 

The authors describe specific evaluation procedures and tools for each disorder, and discuss efficacious management approaches and techniques for both child and adult populations. Case studies, evidence-based practice summary boxes, video examples, and technical and photographic illustrations are featured in each chapter as a means to maximize the student’s learning experience. In addition, Check Your Understanding and thought questions are also provided in each chapter to ensure student comprehension of information.  The new Fifth Edition is also updated to align with ASHA’s new 2014 standards pertaining to voice and resonance disorders.

Features

  • A clear, comprehensive introduction to communication sciences and disorders.
  • Presents an evidence-based, lifespan perspective.
  • Reviews and explains the most recent research pertaining to the assessment and treatment of communication disorders from birth through the end of life.
  • Provides a basic foundation in the areas of anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing mechanisms.
  • Overviews the various disorders that affect voice, fluency, articulation, language, cognition, swallowing, and hearing, along with detailed descriptions of the varying etiologies that cause these impairments. For each disorder the authors:

-Describe specific evaluation procedures and tools.

-Discuss efficacious management approaches for both child and adult populations.

 

  • Reinforces student learning through a variety of chapter aids, including:
    • Case studies
    • Evidence-based practice summary boxes
    • Video examples
    • Technical and photographic illustrations
    • Check Your Understanding and thought questions
  • New to this Edition

     
  • NEW! The text has been updated to reflect ASHA’s new 2014 standards regarding voice and resonance. (Ch. 8)
    • Resonance, resonance disorders, and the evaluation and treatment of resonance are thoroughly discussed.
    • Students learn the normal processes involved in phonation and resonance, as well as how to assess and effectively treat disorders of voice and resonance.
  • NEW! An entire reorganization of the book has resulted in fewer chapters to help instructors cover the material in one semester.
  • NEW! Chapters have been reorganized and rewritten to help readers conceptualize the information differently and conform more to current clinical and educational categories.
  • NEW! Updating throughout reflects the current state of clinical research.
    • Special attention is paid to the growing body of evidence-based research and literature.
    • Hundreds of new professional articles are referenced in the bibliography.
  • NEW! Improved readability and the right mix of information for those new to the field combine to make the text speak directly to the reader.
  • NEW! Evidence-based practices are provided in concise, easy-to-read boxes within each chapter, updated to present current information.
  • NEW! Simplified and shortened background information on subjects normally covered in other introductory courses in anatomy and physiology, language development, and phonetics, increases readability and allows instructors the option to teach the topic or not.
  • NEW! Check Your Understanding questions help students determine their comprehension of the material in the text through multiple choice and true/false questions at the end of each chapter.
  • NEW! The Cleft Palate was eliminated in response to reviewer feedback, giving students a more concise introductory text.
  • NEW! The Neurogenic Speech Disorders chapter is now entitled Motor Speech Disorders. The chapter more accurately describes and explains the processes of differential diagnosis of motor speech disorders (i.e., apraxia versus dysarthria), and the etiologies of these disorders. (Ch. 10)
  • Table of Contents

    Chapter 1    The Field, The Professionals and The Clients  

    Chapter 2    Typical and Disordered Communication  

    Chapter 3    Overview of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Production Mechanism 

    Chapter 4    Childhood Language Impairments  

    Chapter 5    Developmental Literacy Impairments  

    Chapter 6    Adult Language Impairments  

    Chapter 7    Fluency Disorders  

    Chapter 8    Voice and Resonance Disorders  

    Chapter 9    Disorders of Articulation and Phonology  

    Chapter 10  Motor Speech Disorders  

    Chapter 11 Disorders of Swallowing  

    Chapter 12 Audiology and Hearing Loss  

      Dave DeBonis, Ph.D.

    Chapter 13 Augmentative and Alternative Communication  

      James Feeney, Ph.D.

    Appendix A Professional Organizations

    Glossary  

    References