Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Fifth Edition

Melanie W. Hudson, Mark DeRuiter

Details: 550 pages, 2-Color, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-220-6

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Release Date: 11/15/2019

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Plural is pleased to announce it is the new publisher of Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and the Fifth Edition will be released in November 2019! The former edition was edited by Rosemary Lubinski and Melanie W. Hudson, and the co-editors for the forthcoming edition are Melanie W. Hudson and Mark DeRuiter. 

The fifth edition of Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is a singularly comprehensive resource for students in speech-language pathology and audiology as they prepare for their professional careers. It also serves as a timely source of information for both practitioners and faculty, serving as an updated “state of the professions” desk reference.

The book is divided into four major sections: overview of the professions; employment issues; setting-specific issues; and working productively. The information presented in each section provides the reader with a better understanding and a new perspective on how professional issues have been affected by both internal and external influences in recent years including technological advances, demographic shifts, globalization, and economic factors. Chapter authors are recognized subject matter experts, providing a blend of both foundational and cutting-edge information in areas such as evidence-based practice, ethics, finding a job, interprofessional practice, service delivery in healthcare and education, technology, cultural competence, supervision, and leadership.

Students reading this book will appreciate how the professions have evolved over time while acquiring a sense of where they are right now as they prepare to enter the professional world. Each of the topics covered in the book will continue to play important roles in the future of audiology and speech-language pathology, providing early career professionals with the requisite knowledge to achieve success in any setting.

New to the Fifth Edition

  • New coeditor Mark DeRuiter, PhD, MBA, CCC-A, CCC-SLP
  • 5 new chapters including Professional Accountability (Shelly Chabon and Becky Cornett); Safety in the Workplace (Donna Fisher-Smiley and Cynthia Richburg); Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Practice (Alex Johnson); Counseling (Michael Flahive); and Advocacy (Tommie Robinson and Janet Deppe)
  • New authors Tricia Ashby, Bob Augustine, Stacy K. Betz, Janet Deppe, Cathy DeRuiter, Mark DeRuiter, Robin Edge, Susan Felsenfeld, Liza Finestack, Michael Flahive, Carolyn Higdon, Kelly M. Holland, Shirley Huang, Susan Ingram, Marie Ireland, Jeffrey Johnson, Pui Fong Kan, Lemmietta McNeilly, Lissa Power deFur, Gail Richard, Steve Ritch, Lisa Scott, and Tina Veale
  • Critical thinking questions at end of each chapter for classroom discussion
  • Updated table of chapter content relevant to the Council for Clinical Certification standards for ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence
  • Updated acronyms glossary
  • Updated figures and tables
  • Updated and expanded references

Key Features

  • Each chapter begins with an introduction and ends with a summary of key areas
  • Chapters are authored by preeminent experts in the field of communication sciences and disorders
  • Access to a PluralPlus Companion Website with PowerPoint lecture slides for each chapter

From the Foreword 

"It is with great pleasure as I retire from the University of Minnesota, I have been asked to write this foreword for the fifth edition of Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, edited by Melanie Hudson and Mark DeRuiter. ...This volume reflects the fact the impact and maturity of a discipline and, in our case, two professions, cannot be measured by disciplinary expertise in speech-language pathology and audiology alone. Rather, the context in which we practice is just as important as what we practice. In fact, we cannot practice or do clinical research effectively without understanding the demands of culture, law, global influences, and the values and ethics of our own and other professions. ...This volume contains 30 chapters written by 45 authors organized into four main sections – overview of the professions, employment issues, setting-specific issues, and working productively. This is a rare book, serving to enlighten students as they become professionals and to allow even experienced practitioners to learn about new trends in, and external pressures to, the discipline. It can be both a beginning textbook and a ] resource for individuals and groups as they grapple with professional practice and translational research in the 21st century. This book contains the collective wisdom and experience of expert clinicians, scholars, and administrators from every practice setting, the academy, and professional associations. These authors have held a variety of national, state, and local leadership positions. I have worked with many of them directly and have listened to their thoughtful presentations. Seeing this volume today makes me want to teach Professional Issues again. There is no doubt that readers will have the highest quality experience that will assist them every day in their professions."
—Arlene Earley Carney, PhD, CCC-A, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

Section 1: Overview of the Professions

Chapter 1: Professions for 21st Century

Melanie W. Hudson and Mark DeRuiter

Chapter 2: Professional Issues: A View from History

Judith Duchan and Susan Felsenfeld

Chapter 3: Establishing Competencies in Professional Education, Certification, and Licensure 

Lissa Power-deFur

Chapter 4: Professional Organizations

Sue Hale and Fred Bess

Chapter 5: Professional Ethics

Jaynee Handelsman

Chapter 6: Professional Accountability

Shelly Chabon and Becky Cornett

Chapter 7: International Alliances

Bob Augustine and Tina Veale

Chapter 8: Applying Evidence to Clinical Practice

Liza Finestack and Stacy K. Betz

Chapter 9: The Future of Science

Raymond Kent


Section 2: Employment Issues

Chapter 10: Workforce Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Mark DeRuiter

Chapter 11: Finding Employment

Mark DeRuiter

Chapter 12: Building Your Career

Melanie W. Hudson and Marva Mount

Chapter 13: Support Personnel in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Diane Paul, Lemmie McNeilly, Steve Ritch, and Tricia Ashby

Section 3: Setting-Specific Issues

Chapter 14: Healthcare Legislation, Regulation, and Financing

Jeff Regan

Chapter 15: Service Delivery in Healthcare Settings

Alex Johnson and Jeffrey Johnson

Chapter 16: Education Policy and Service Delivery

Perry Flynn, Charlette Green, and Marie Ireland

Chapter 17: Service Delivery Issues in Early Intervention

Corey Cassidy

Chapter 18: Service Delivery Issues in Private Practice

Robin Edge

Chapter 19: Strategically Promoting Access to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Services

Brooke Hallowell

Section 4: Working Productively

Chapter 20: Documentation Issues

Barbara Moore

Chapter 21: Developing Leadership Skills

Gail Richard

Chapter 22: Safety in Workplace

Donna Smiley and Cynthia Richburg

Chapter 23: Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Practice

Alex Johnson and Mary Knab

Chapter 24: Child and Elder Mistreatment

Carolyn Higdon

Chapter 25: Service Delivery for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations

Pui Fong Kan and Shirley Huang

Chapter 26: Supervision and Mentoring

Melanie W. Hudson and Mary Sue Fino-Szumski

Chapter 27: Telepractice and Technology

Carol Dudding and Susan Ingram

Chapter 28: Counseling

Michael Flahive

Chapter 29: Stress, Conflict, and Coping in the Workplace

Lisa Scott

Chapter 30: Advocacy

Tommie Robinson and Janet Deppe

Melanie W. Hudson

Melanie W. Hudson, MA, CCC-SLP, received her BS from James Madison University (VA) and her MA from George Washington University, with post-graduate studies at George Washington University and the University of Virginia. She is an ASHA Fellow, and Distinguished Fellow of National Academies of Practice (NAP). She served on ASHA’s Board of Directors as Chair of the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council (2016-2018), the Board of Ethics, and the Board of Special Interest Group Coordinators. Melanie’s publications include “Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Fourth Edition” (Lubinski & Hudson; Delmar, Cengage Learning, 2013; Plural Publishing, 2018), and chapter author for “The Clinical Education and Supervisory Process in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology,” (McCrea & Brasseur, Slack, Inc., 2019). She served as President of the Georgia Speech-Language and Hearing Association and currently serves on the Georgia Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She worked as an SLP in Arlington (VA) Public Schools, in private practice, and as adjunct faculty. She is the National Director at EBS Healthcare and a frequent guest lecturer at universities and professional conferences.

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Mark DeRuiter

Mark DeRuiter, PhD, MBA, CCC-A, CCC-SLP, is Clinical Professor and Associate Department Head for Clinical Education in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona. Mark earned his PhD and MBA degrees at the University of Minnesota and Augsburg University, respectively. Mark holds national certificates of clinical competence in audiology and speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). He is also a Fellow of ASHA and the American Academy of Audiology. Mark has a long history of service to the discipline. He has served ASHA as the Vice Chair for Speech-Language Pathology on their Council for Clinical Certification, chaired the national Speech-Language Pathology Scope of Practice document, and is a site visitor for ASHA’s Council on Academic Accreditation. He has also served as President of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders where he has held additional roles of Treasurer and Vice President for Professional Development. Mark has a commitment to better understanding the scholarship of teaching and learning in our discipline. He is a founding editorial board member and business advisor to an open-access journal entitled: Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

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Details: 713 pages, Full Color, Soft Cover (with lay-flat binding), 8.5" x 11"

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Sixth Edition

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Details: 550 pages, 2-Color, Softcover (with lay-flat binding), 8.5" x 11"

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