Speech-Language Pathology Assistants: A Resource Manual
Jennifer A. Ostergren, Margaret Vento-Wilson
Details: 600 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"
© 2024 | Coming Soon
Release Date: 02/15/2023
Available for purchase starting 01/18/2023
Print Book: $89.95
The new third edition of the bestselling Speech-Language Pathology Assistants: A Resource Manual is an essential, practical, and easy-to-use resource for SLPAs and SLPA educators and their students. The text defines the roles of SLPAs and their supervisors – offering additional insight into the scope of practice of an SLPA per current American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) recommendations – and includes discussions, strategies, and examples of real-world issues, such as using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Also included within the chapters are important factors and modifications that can enhance the effectiveness of treatment activities. For example, using behavioral principles and incorporating play, literacy, and speech sound remediation into treatment or modifying the clinical interface to enhance group therapy dynamics for children and adults.
Initial chapters are devoted to specific aspects of an SLPA’s development, such as chapters on ways SLPAs can enhance clinical service through understanding of goals, lesson plans, data collection, and note-writing. Likewise, chapters on professional practice offer insight into ethical problem-solving, presenting a professional image, developing mentoring relationships, working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations, and the use of self-reflection for self-improvement. These chapters are followed by key principles for SLPAs to incorporate in clinical services provided to specific populations and disorders.
New to the Third Edition
- Updated ASHA documents throughout, including references to the new ASHA Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Scope of Practice (2022) and Speech-Language Pathology Code of Conduct (2020)
- New co-author, Margaret Vento-Wilson, brings years of experience in both professional and academic settings and adds a fresh perspective throughout
- Significant updates to Chapter 11 on using behavioral principles
- New contributing authors bringing relevant updates in the field of speech-language pathology
Speech-Language Pathology Assistants: A Resource Manual, Third Edition is a key resource for enhancing skills and highlighting professional practice issues, for clinical practicum training or future employment. This is a text both SLPAs and SLPA educators will want to have on their bookshelves.
PluralPlus Online Ancillary Materials
For Instructors: PowerPoint Lecture Slides
For Students and SLPAs: Printable Worksheets, Checklists, Exercises, Forms, and other Clinical Tools
Part I: Defining Roles: Speech-Language Pathology Assistants (SLPAs)
Chapter 1. Defining Roles: SLPAs
Chapter 2. Defining Roles: Supervision and Mentoring
Chapter 3. Ethical Conduct
Chapter 4. Professional Conduct
Chapter 5. Cultural and Linguistic
Chapter 6. Health and Safety
Part II: Skills Development
Chapter 7. Deciphering Lesson Plans and Goals
Jennifer A. Ostergren and Stephanie L. Peterson
Chapter 8. Data Collection
Chapter 9. Note Writing
Chapter 10. Implementing Treatment
Chapter 11. Using Behavioral Principles
Jennifer A. Ostergren and Stephanie P. Davis
Chapter 12. Group Therapy
Jennifer A. Ostergren and Sarah Guzzino-Herrick
Part III: Treatment for Specific Population and Disorders
Chapter 13. Speech Sound Remediation for Children
Chapter 14. Early Intervention
Chapter 15. Language Intervention for Children
Chapter 16. Incorporating Play and Literacy in Treatment
Sara M. Aguilar
Chapter 17. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Chapter 18. Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Chapter 19. Adults with Acquired Neurologic Disorders
Jennifer A. Ostergren and Carley B. Crandall
Speech-Language Pathology Assistants: A Resource Manual, Third Edition comes with access to supplementary student and instructor resources on a PluralPlus companion website.
The companion website is located at: https://www.pluralpublishing.com/publication/slpa3e
The student resources include Printable Worksheets, Checklists, Exercises, Forms, and other Clinical Tools.
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