INTRO A Guide to Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Michael P. Robb

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INTRO: A Guide to Communication Sciences and Disorders, Third Edition is designed for the undergraduate student with an interest in entering the field of communication sciences and disorders. INTRO is an introduction to the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology and the underlying discipline on which they are based, communication sciences and disorders. This text provides essential information concerning a wide range of communication disorders found in children and adults.

Key Features

  • A strong international focus with coverage of country-specific incidence and prevalence of various communication disorders.
  • Each chapter begins with learning objectives and ends with study questions to review key concepts.
  • Bolded key terms and a comprehensive glossary improve retention of the material.
  • The text includes real-life examples in the form of video links to help reinforce the information in the text.

New to the Third Edition

  • A reorganized chapter on communication disorders and the professions for greater flow of information (Chapter 1).
  • A NEW chapter on alternative and augmentative communication (Chapter 10).
  • Thoroughly updated chapters on audition (Chapters 12 and 13).
  • A PluralPlus companion website with PowerPoint lecture slides and a sample syllabi for instructors, as well as practice quizzes and additional web resources for students.

INTRO is beautifully illustrated and written in an engaging, yet straightforward approach, with an overview of the formative history, as well as current theories and research provided for each disorder. The sole authorship of the book ensures a uniform writing style, which is often missing from introductory texts. The book holds worldwide appeal and is written for an international audience. For some, this book may serve as a springboard for the pursuit of a career in audiology and speech-language pathology; nevertheless, every reader will acquire an appreciation of the gift of communication.

Reviews

"The reorganization of the chapters and the updated informationparticularly the AAC chapterwill be greatly beneficial. ...I appreciate the consistent focus throughout the chapters. I think the historical background of each chapter is exactly the kind of information that brings in students in terms of engagement."
Breanna I. Krueger, PhD, CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor, Communication Disorders, University of Wyoming

"The color photos are eye catching and are beneficial for undergraduate students. Too much text on a page can be overwhelming for these eager young learners. The internet resources are great for the students. They are learning what internet-based resources are reputable, so this is helpful. The links to the video examples is something that sets this text apart from the other intro books."
Angela D. Haendel, MS, CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor, Concordia University Wisconsin 

"The tone of the writing and presentation of the material is appropriate and well-conceived. It is an excellent foundational text, but it also offers some important contextual information for the more experienced clinician who may want to an overview of a specific area of practice or obtain a historical perspective of their profession."
—​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Jane Bickford, BAppSc (SpPath), PhD, CPSP, Lecturer, Speech Pathology, Flinders University, South Australia, Australia​​​​​​​

Foreword by John H. Saxman, PhD
Preface
Reviewers

Section 1. Background to Communication Sciences and Disorders

Chapter 1. Communication Disorders and the Professions
Objectives    
Introduction    
Terminology and Definitions    
Models of Communication    
The Professions    
A Brief History of the Professions    
Educational Preparation    
Professional Work Settings    
Professional Code of Ethics    
Cultural Considerations and Communication Disorders    
The Professions of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology on the World Wide Web    
Study Questions    
References    
Appendix 1–A. ASHA Code of Ethics (2016)

Chapter 2. Anatomy of Speech and Hearing
Objectives    
Introduction    
Speech Anatomy    
The Process of Speech Production    
Hearing Anatomy    
The Process of Hearing    
Historic Aspects of Anatomy and Physiology    
Cultural Considerations in Anatomy and Physiology    
Current Research in Speech and Hearing Anatomy and Physiology    
Anatomy and Physiology on the World Wide Web    
Study Questions    
References
 

Section 2. Developmental Communication Disorders

Chapter 3. Child Language Disorders
Objectives    
Introduction    
Terminology and Definitions    
Language Development    
Historic Aspects of Child Language Disorders    
Types of Child Language Disorders    
Current Theories Regarding Child Language Development and Disorders    
Assessment of Child Language Disorders    
Treatment of Child Language Disorders    
Cultural Considerations and Child Language Disorders    
Current Research in Child Language Disorders    
Child Language Disorders on the World Wide Web    
Study Questions    
References

Chapter 4. Child Phonological Disorders
Objectives    
Introduction    
Terminology and Definitions    
Historic Aspects of Child Phonological Disorders    
Types of Phonological Disorders    
Current Theories Regarding Child Phonological Disorders    
Assessment of Child Phonological Disorders    
Treatment of Child Phonological Disorders    
Cultural Consideration and Child Phonological Disorders    
Current Research in Child Phonological Disorders    
Child Phonological Disorders on the World Wide Web    
Study Questions    
References

Chapter 5. Fluency Disorders
Objectives    
Introduction   
Terminology and Definitions   
Historic Aspects of Fluency Disorders   
Types of Fluency Disorders   
Current Theories Regarding Stuttering   
Assessment of Fluency Disorders   
Treatment of Fluency Disorders   
Cultural Considerations and Fluency Disorders   
Current Research in Fluency Disorders   
Fluency Disorders on the World Wide Web   
Study Questions   
References

Chapter 6. Cleft Lip and Palate
Objectives   
Introduction   
Terminology and Definitions   
Historic Aspects of Cleft Lip and Palate   
Disorders of Cleft Lip and Palate   
Current Theories of Cleft Lip and Palate   
Assessment of Cleft Lip and Palate   
Treatment of Cleft Lip and Palate   
Cultural Considerations and Cleft Lip and Palate   
Current Research in Cleft Lip and Palate   
Cleft Lip and Palate on the World Wide Web   
Study Questions   
References
 

Section 3. Acquired and Genetic Communication Disorders

Chapter 7. Voice Disorders
Objectives    
Introduction   
Terminology and Definitions   
Historic Aspects of Voice Disorders   
Types of Voice Disorders   
Current Theories of Voice Disorders   
Assessment of Voice Disorders   
Treatment of Voice Disorders   
Cultural Considerations and Voice Disorders   
Current Research in Voice Disorders   
Voice Disorders on the World Wide Web   
Study Questions   
References

Chapter 8. Neurogenic Communication Disorders
Objectives    
Introduction   
Terminology and Definitions   
Historic Aspects of Neurogenic Communication Disorders   
Types of Neurogenic Communication Disorders   
Current Theories Regarding Neurogenic Communication Disorders   
Assessment of Neurogenic Communication Disorders   
Treatment of Neurogenic Communication Disorders   
Cultural Considerations and Neurogenic Communication Disorders   
Current Research in Neurogenic Communication Disorders   
Neurogenic Communication Disorders on the World Wide Web   
Study Questions   
References

Chapter 9. Dysphagia
Objectives   
Introduction   
Terminology and Definitions   
Historic Aspects of Dysphagia   
Types of Dysphagia   
Causes of Dysphagia   
Assessment of Dysphagia   
Treatment of Dysphagia   
Cultural Considerations and Dysphagia   
Current Research in Dysphagia   
Dysphagia on the World Wide Web   
Study Questions   
References

Chapter 10. Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Objectives   
Introduction   
Terminology and Definitions   
Historic Aspects of AAC   
Types of AAC   
Assessment of AAC   
Treatment of AAC   
Cultural Considerations and AAC   
Current Research in AAC   
AAC on the World Wide Web   
Study Questions   
References

Chapter 11. Genetics and Syndromes
Objectives    
Introduction   
Terminology and Definitions   
Historic Aspects of Genetics   
Types of Syndromes   
Assessment of Genetic Conditions   
Treatment of Genetic Conditions   
Cultural Considerations and Genetics   
Current Research in Genetics   
Genetics and Syndromes on the World Wide Web   
Study Questions   
References
 

Section 4. Audition

Chapter 12. Hearing Disorders
Objectives    
Introduction   
Terminology and Definitions   
Historic Aspects of Hearing Disorders   
Types of Hearing Disorders   
Assessment of Hearing Disorders   
Cultural Considerations and Hearing Disorders   
Current Research in Hearing Disorders   
Hearing Disorders on the World Wide Web   
Study Questions   
References

Chapter 13. Auditory Rehabilitation
Objectives
Introduction
Terminology and Definitions
Historic Aspects of Aural Rehabilitation
Treatment Approaches: Hearing Rehabilitation
Treatment Approaches: Speech and Language Rehabilitation
Cultural Considerations and Aural Rehabilitation
Current Research in Aural Rehabilitation
Aural Rehabilitation on the World Wide Web
Study Questions
References
 

Glossary
Index

Michael P. Robb

Michael P. Robb, PhD, received his BS degree in speech pathology and audiology from Western Michigan University, and MS and PhD degrees in speech-language pathology from Syracuse University (New York). He has worked as a speech-language pathologist at the Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Institute in Omaha, Nebraska (now known as the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation). Since obtaining his PhD, he has held faculty posts at the University of Hawaii, the University of Connecticut, the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, and most recently at the Pennsylvania State University. His specialty is experimental phonetics, with particular interest in aspects of speech motor control related to early speech acquisition, stuttering, and English as a Second Language. Professor Robb has been an active researcher since 1985. Over his career, he has presented more than 100 conference papers and published over 100 refereed journal articles. He holds the Certificate of Clinical Competency in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and was recognised as an ASHA Fellow in 2009. He is a member of the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists Association (NZSTA) and served on the NZSTA Executive Board. He is the editor-in-chief of the Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, which is the official publication of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics. Professor Robb has been recognized for his teaching excellence and has taught Intro throughout his career to students in the United States and New Zealand.

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