Professional Writing in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Robert Goldfarb, Yula Cherpelis Serpanos
Details: 397 pages, B&W, Softcover, 8.5" x 11"
Professional Writing in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Third Edition is an excellent resource for students of communication sciences and disorders. It is often used as a textbook for courses in professional writing, clinical methods, and professional issues. Throughout the text, the authors use anecdotal material, self-help questions, and humor to illustrate that learning to be a better professional writer does not require drudgery.
The authors cover a spectrum of subjects related to professional writing, including:
- rules of writing
- evidence-based writing
- ethics of professional writing
- citing references
- use and abuse of the Internet
- writing for oral presentations
- writing diagnostic reports
- writing clinical reports
- writing for professional advancement
The third edition is responsive to requests from instructors to provide more examples from communication sciences and disorders and increase the amount of practice material. The authors have added content in grammar and rules of writing and increased the number of practice questions and writing exercises in all chapters. They also included new information to reflect changes in the most recent ASHA Code of Ethics as well as changes in the Graduate Record Exam and Praxis Exam. The user-friendly PluralPlus companion website includes materials for students and instructors.
Highlights of the Third Edition
- More detailed coverage of grammar and rules of writing
- More examples for student practice in all chapters
- More examples related to speech-language pathology and audiology
- New information about ASHA's Revised Code of Ethics
- New information about the Praxis II Examination in speech-language pathology and audiology
- Website resources for students including electronic versions of writing exercises
- Website resources for instructors including answer keys for practice questions and writing exercises
"**Description** In this third edition, the authors seek to promote professional writing for documentation and presentation. An online resource is also included that provides examples and exercises to develop the skills covered in the book.
**Purpose** The purpose is to specifically address the unique issues and concerns involved in professional writing for speech-language pathologists and audiologists. A book of this nature is definitely needed in our field. As the authors point out, much of the documentation produced by practicing speech pathologists and audiologists is a legal document. As a clinical instructor in a graduate program, I am constantly pushing students to improve their writing, and this is a valuable resource in that endeavor.
**Audience** The primary target audience is graduate students in SLP and AuD programs and their instructors. This book is a needed resource as professional writing and terminology is a skill graduate students seem to increasingly struggle to master. Both authors are distinguished in their fields, both as clinicians and educators. They provide extensive supporting references at the end of each chapter.
**Features** The book is well organized and includes chapters on general writing rules as well as on specific genres of professional writing such as references resources, diagnostic reports, oral presentations, goal writing, etc. There are numerous examples and exercises in each chapter to help readers sharpen their writing skills. The table of contents and the index are very detailed, enabling readers to locate specific topics quickly and easily if using the book as a general reference rather than as a course textbook.
**Assessment** I recommend this book to any instructor, student, or practicing clinician in the fields of speech pathology and audiology. The thorough and field-specific nature of this book are valuable assets and will enable readers to markedly improve their professional writing. It is a useful resource for any speech pathologist's or audiologist's bookshelf."
-Brent L. Wiles, M.S., CCC-SL, University of South Alabama, Doody's Book Reviews (April 2019)
Chapter 1. Getting Started
Beginnings of Speech-Language Pathology
Beginnings of Audiology
Chapter 2. Writing Rules
Errors in Form
Writing Form (punctuation, spelling, grammatical morphemes)
Writing Content and Composition (Semantics, Sentence Structure)
Chapter 3. Evidence-Based Writing
Writing a Professional Paper/Journal Article
Chapter 4. Ethics of Professional Writing
The ASHA Code of Ethics
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
The Institutional Review Board
Appendix 4-A. Sample Institutional Review Board Research Review Form
Chapter 5. Referencing Resources
History of the Library
Citing References From Print Books and Journals
Chapter 6. Internet Resources
What is the Internet?
Syntax, Semantics, and Jargon
Uses and Abuses
Citing References from the Internet
Evaluating Internet Sources for Professional Writing
Which Internet Resources Should We Use (And Which Should We Avoid)?
Chapter 7. Writing for Oral Presentation
Preparing the Oral Presentation
Delivering the Oral Presentation
Sample Computer-Generated Presentation
Chapter 8. The Diagnostic Report
Threats to Accurate Diagnosis
Rules for Diagnosis
Writing the Diagnostic Report
Guidelines for Writing Diagnostic Reports in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Diagnostic Report Format-Speech and Language
Diagnostic Protocol Worksheet-Speech and Language
Sample of Diagnostic Report Writing in Speech-Language Pathology
Diagnostic Report Format-Audiology
Diagnostic Protocol Worksheet-Audiology
Sample of Diagnostic Report Writing in Audiology
Chapter 9. Clinical Goals, Reports, and Referrals
Informed Consent and Permission
Writing Clinical Observations
Writing Goals for Therapy
Types of Professional Reports
Guidelines for Writing Progress Reports in Speech-Language Pathology
Progress Report: Writing Style Worksheet
Edited Progress Report in Speech-Language Pathology
Chapter 10. Writing for Professional Advancement
Writing for Professional Advancement
II. Cover Letters for Resumes
IV. Professional Correspondence Via Electronic Media
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