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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.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
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
Posted April 6, 2005
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 3, 2009
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