Communication Disorders in Multicultural Populations / Edition 3

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Overview

This textbook provides a framework for speech-language pathology students and speech-language pathologists to develop an understanding of the many issues related to providing clinical services to individuals from diverse cultures who have various linguistic backgrounds.

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Editorial Reviews

Sharon E. Moss
This is the second edition of a book first published in1993 that describes issues pertinent to the development of an understanding of individuals from various cultures and linguistic backgrounds who receive the clinical services of audiologists and speech-language pathologists. It is written in response to a need to increase the understanding of issues related to culture and communication disorders in order to provide better quality of service in the context of a growing multicultural society. An understanding of the interactions between culture, communication, and communication disorders should be a basic requirement of every successful professional in human communication disorders. A book such as this is needed for students as they develop a knowledge base and proficiency in providing clinical services in a culturally sensitive environment. It is also suitable for the working professional, regardless of specialty area, who wants to improve their skills in providing service to individuals from diverse cultural and/or linguistic backgrounds. The author and contributors are, indeed, credible authorities in the subject matter presented in this text. The organization of the text is very user-friendly. One valuable feature of this book is the inclusion of resources in the appendix (books and web sites associated with cultural awareness). The extensive reference lists that appear at the end of each chapter are also quite useful. Overall, the fourteen chapters are well written, and the topics are thoroughly discussed. The text does not provide sufficient information about research needs with diverse populations, or the conduct of clinical research in a diverse cultural/linguisticenvironment. The inclusion of such information might have been useful to readers. However, it is quite comprehensive in its presentation of clinically relevant information, and is a very useful and valuable addition to the literature on culture, communication, and communication disorders.
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Reviewer: Sharon E. Moss, PhD (The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
Description: This is the second edition of a book first published in1993 that describes issues pertinent to the development of an understanding of individuals from various cultures and linguistic backgrounds who receive the clinical services of audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
Purpose: It is written in response to a need to increase the understanding of issues related to culture and communication disorders in order to provide better quality of service in the context of a growing multicultural society. An understanding of the interactions between culture, communication, and communication disorders should be a basic requirement of every successful professional in human communication disorders.
Audience: A book such as this is needed for students as they develop a knowledge base and proficiency in providing clinical services in a culturally sensitive environment. It is also suitable for the working professional, regardless of specialty area, who wants to improve their skills in providing service to individuals from diverse cultural and/or linguistic backgrounds. The author and contributors are, indeed, credible authorities in the subject matter presented in this text.
Features: The organization of the text is very user-friendly. One valuable feature of this book is the inclusion of resources in the appendix (books and web sites associated with cultural awareness). The extensive reference lists that appear at the end of each chapter are also quite useful.
Assessment: Overall, the fourteen chapters are well written, and the topics are thoroughly discussed. The text does not provide sufficient information about research needs with diverse populations, or the conduct of clinical research in a diverse cultural/linguistic environment. The inclusion of such information might have been useful to readers. However, it is quite comprehensive in its presentation of clinically relevant information, and is a very useful and valuable addition to the literature on culture, communication, and communication disorders.
Booknews
Fourteen contributions addressing speech-language pathologists and audiologists discuss the provision of clinical services to individuals from various cultures and linguistic backgrounds. The authors provide overviews of the major cultural groups in the US. The discussion of specific communication disorders covers neurogenic conditions, AIDS, neonatal cocaine exposure, traumatic brain injury, hearing disorders, deafness, and fluency disorder among bilingual people. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Booknews
Reviews specific communication disorders in diverse ethnic groups, discusses how cultural characteristics affect the assessment and treatment of communication disorders, and examines child-rearing practices, family roles, health care, and education of the major ethnic groups in the US. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750673235
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/27/2001
  • Series: Butterworth-Heinemann Series in Communication
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I: Cultural Diversity: Implications for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists: Communication Disorders in a Multicultural Society; African Americans in The Americas; Asian and Pacific American Cultures; Middle Eastern and Arab American Cultures; Living in Harmony: Providing Services to Native American Children and Families; Latino Culture;
PART II: Communication Disorders and Development in Multicultural Populations: Bilingual Language Development and Language Disorders; Multicultural Issues in the Management of Neurogenic Communication and Swallowing Disorders; Fluency Disorders; Voice and Voice Disorders; Multicultural Aspects of Hearing Disorders and Audiology; Multicultural Aspects of Deafness; Assessing the Communicative Abilities of Clients from Diverse Cultural and Language Backgrounds; Clinical Practice Issues; Research Involving Multicultural Populations

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2005

    Communication Disorders in Multicultural Populations Review

    The book is a collection of research study essays that survey cultural aspects of communication disorders. These essays cover cultural diversity issues, communication disorders and their development, and clinical issues. I feel that the book has good content, but lacks sufficient research on older people and leaves many questions for the reader or reviewer. The book contains good information about culture and communication disorders. The book discusses five ethnic groups and the background of each. I think that this information is helpful to Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists to know and consider. In addition, the book contained well-written essays about how communication disorders develop in different cultures. I feel that the information in the last chapters is very useful to the therapist. On the contrary, I think this book is lacking in some areas such as it focuses on children, while more sufficient research on older people needs to be prepared. This research is needed so that Speech Pathologists and Audiologists can treat adults more appropriately. Overall, the book leaves the reader with good information but at the same time longing for ample attention on adults and wondering about how the different cultures react to certain aspects of communication and treatment.

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