Assessment of Motor Speech Disorders

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Anja Lowit, Raymond D. Kent

Details: 371 pages, B&W With Color Insert, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-367-3

© 2011 | Available

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Assessment of Motor Speech Disorders brings together a wide range of researchers to present a current summary of assessment and evaluation techniques for disordered speech, with both a clinical and a research focus. This unique resource reviews research evidence pertaining to best practice in the clinical assessment of established areas such as intelligibility and physiological functioning, as well as introducing recently developed topics such as conversational analysis, participation measures, and telehealth. In addition, new and established research methods from areas such as phonetics, kinematics, imaging, and neural modeling are reviewed in relation to their applicability and value for the study of disordered speech. Based on the broad coverage of topics and methods, the textbook represents a valuable resource for a wide ranging audience, including clinicians, researchers, as well as students with an interest in speech pathology and clinical phonetics.


"This book is an excellent resource, mostly for clinicians and researchers, but can also be used by speech and language therapy students interested in the area of acquired motor speech disorders. 

Highly-acclaimed experts, including Nick Miller, Wolfram Ziegler and Deborah Theodoros, have written the 16 chapters. 

What makes this book such a valuable resource is the fact the chapters are written from a perspective that includes the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health framework, which is then applied to the assessment of motor speech disorders. The information is presented in an accessible style and provides the reader with useful information, such as online resources and names/location of relevant tests andassessment tools. 

This book is also an excellent resource because it gives an up-to-date comprehensive summary for the assessment and evaluation of motor speech disorders considering well-known areas such as intelligibility, physiological assessment and prosody. It also includes recently established areas such as telerehabilitation and conversation analysis."
Dr. Nicole Lallini, SLT, Lecturer in SLP, Newcastle University, Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (2011)

"This is an up-to-date comprehensive overview of holistic assessment of motor speech disorders. Phonetic and physiological assessment are thoroughly detailed as well as evaluation of the impact of motor speech disorders on an individual through adoption of the ICF framework (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health). Conversation analysis, tele-health, imaging and neural modelling are also covered. Although some chapters are relevant to developmental motor speech disorders, the focus is primarily on acquired disorders. 

Some aspects of assessment are more applicable for research, however much is relevant for clinical assessment of this complex range of disorders. This text is accessible and would be of use to newly qualified and experienced clinicans alike."
Claire Bagness, Speech-Language Therapist, Northumberland, Speech & Language Therapy in Practice (2011)

"The chapters are generally written in an easily accessible style and provide a wealth of updated information and references of interest both for clinicians and researchers in the field. There are many useful summaries as well as references to valuable sources of further information. Many of the test-materials and studies discussed in the book are of course based on English-speaking populations, but a lot of the information is general and useful for professionals also in other parts of the world. This is a well-written and informative book that provides a comprehensive overview of assessment in the area of motor speech disorders, including both areas with a more long-standing tradition and more recent topics such as e.g. telerehabilitation and functional neuroimaging. I warmly recommend this textbook to all readers with an interest in motor speech disorders."
Ellika Schalling, PhD, SLP, Karolinska Institutet Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden, International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders (2014)

  • Clinical Assessment
    • The ICF Framework and its Relevance to the Assessment of People with Motor Speech Disorders
    • Assessment of Intelligibility
    • Physiological Assessment
    • Assessment of Prosody
    • The Impact of Dysarthria on the Individual
    • Measurement of Communication Participation
    • Dysarthria: The Cognitive Dimension
    • Conversation Analysis and Acquired Dysarthria in Everyday Interaction
    • Assessment of MSD within the Context of Telehealth
  • Research Techniques
    • Kinematic Assessment
    • Assessment of Rhythm
    • Assessment of Intonation
    • Variability Indices and their Applicability to MSD
    • Imaging Techniques
    • Assessment of Apraxia of Speech
    • Defective Neural Motor Speech Mappings as a Source fo Apraxia of Speech

Anja Lowit

Anja Lowit, PhD, is a Reader in the Division of Speech and Language Therapy at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, United Kingdom. She teaches clinical linguistics and her research focuses on the application of linguistic theories to the study and clinical management of motor
speech disorders.

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Raymond D. Kent

Raymond D. Kent, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His publications include more than 250 journal articles, book chapters, and reviews on various topics in speech science and speech pathology. He has authored or edited 18 books, including: Clinical Phonetics (with L. D. Shriberg), Intelligibility in Speech Disorders, The Acoustic Analysis of Speech (with C. Read), Reference Manual for Communicative Sciences and Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology, The Speech Sciences, Handbook of Voice Quality Measurement (with M. J. Ball), and The MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders. He served as editor of the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, associate founding editor of Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, and associate editor of Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica. His awards include: Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Docteur Honoris Causa from the Université de Montréal; Honorary Professor, The University of Queensland, Australia; Visiting Erskine Fellow, University of Canterbury, New Zealand; and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Oulu, Finland.

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