Handbook on Children's Speech: Development, Disorders, and Variations

First Edition

Raymond D. Kent

Details: 400 pages, B&W, Hardcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-620-4

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Release Date: 11/20/2023


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Written by renowned basic and clinical scientist, Raymond D. Kent, the Handbook on Children's Speech: Development, Disorders, and Variations provides comprehensive and systematic coverage of the topic of how speech develops and how it can be disordered or otherwise departing from typical patterns of a mainstream dialect. The book emphasizes the following: relevant biology and psychology of speech development; contemporary models of spoken language; typical speech development; bilingualism and dialect; motor learning and motor control; clinical assessments of articulation, phonology, voice, prosody, and intelligibility; populations in which speech disorders and differences often occur; and methods and strategies for prevention and treatment.

The Handbook covers both speech development and pediatric speech disorders focusing on the ages of birth to puberty. Because speech disorders in children occur against a complex developmental background, the understanding of these disorders requires knowledge about how speech develops and how it is affected in children with disorders or with exposure to languages other than American English. A major theme of the book is that speech development is a constructive, goal-directed phenomenon that weaves together several different processes having their own individual trajectories that generally reach maturity only in puberty or adolescence.

For clinicians, researchers, and students, this book will serve as a valuable compendium of the many different tools and methods that have been developed to study speech development in diverse populations and to assess and treat speech disorders and variations.


Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Biological and Psychological Foundations of Speech Development

Chapter 3. Systems and Processes in Spoken and Inner Language

Chapter 4. Typical Speech Development

Chapter 5. Assessment of Articulation and Sensorimotor Functions

Chapter 6. Assessment of Voice and Prosody

Chapter 7. Assessment of Phonology

Chapter 8. Assessment of Intelligibility, Comprehensibility, and Other Global Features

Chapter 9. Principles of Motor Development and Motor Learning of Speech

Chapter 10. Bilingualism and Dialects

Chapter 11. Clinical Populations and Conditions

Chapter 12. Prevention, Treatment, and Clinical Decision Making

Appendix A. International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)

Appendix B. Variations of the Oral Mechanism Examination
Appendix C. Cranial Nerve Summary



Raymond D. Kent

Raymond D. Kent, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Communicative Disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His primary research interests include: neurogenic speech disorders in children and adults, speech development in infants and young children, procedures to assess speech intelligibility and quality, acoustic analyses of speech, and theories of speech production.

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