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Developmental Phonological Disorders is a graduate level textbook on both phonological development and phonological disorders. With a foreword by Raymond D. Kent, the book provides a deep review of the knowledge base necessary for the competent assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of developmental phonological disorders. Throughout the book, normal and atypical phonological learning in natural and therapeutic contexts are presented as the emergent property of biological constraints and learning mechanisms in dynamic interaction with environmental inputs.
The eleven chapters organized in three parts cover seminal studies and leading-edge research, allowing the speech-language pathologist to design interventions that are adapted to the unique needs of each child while being consistent with the best research evidence. Chapters contain learning objectives and margin notes to support learning of concepts by the student and demonstrations and case studies to promote application to clinical problem solving.
The book is also a useful reference for practicing clinicians.
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AudiencePrimary Subject: Speech and Language Pathology / Articulation, Phonetics, Phonology
Secondary Subject: Speech and Language Pathology / Textbooks
Audience Level: Academic
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword by Ray D. Kent
Part I: Phonology from a Developmental Perspective
Chapter 1: Describing Phonological Knowledge at Multiple Levels of Representation
Chapter 2: Speech Perception Development
Chapter 3: Development of Speech Motor Control
Chapter 4: Phonological Development
Part II: A Holistic Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Chapter 5: Assessment of Children with Developmental Phonological Disorders
Chapter 6: Speech Sample Analysis
Chapter 7: Nature of Developmental Phonological Disorders
Chapter 8: Treatment Planning
Part III: Intervention at Multiple Levels of Representation
Chapter 9: Input-Oriented Approaches to Intervention
Chapter 10: Output-Oriented Approaches to Intervention
Chapter 11: Phonological Approaches to Intervention
About The Authors
Susan Rvachew, PhD, S-LP(C), worked as a speech-language pathologist in pediatric health care settings for 20 years before taking a position at McGill University, where she is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her research is focused on phonological development and disorders and the development of more effective interventions to treat phonological disorders in children and prevent reading disability in this population. She has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters describing the speech perception, speech production, and/or phonological awareness skills of infants, children, and adults.
Françoise Brosseau-Lapré, MScA, S-LP (C), has worked as a speech-language pathologist in pediatric health care settings since obtaining a master’s degree in speech-language pathology in 2002 from McGill University. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill University. Her research focuses on French phonological development and disorders, as well as efficacy of interventions aimed at improving the phonological skills of preschool francophone children with developmental phonological disorders.