Diagnosis in Speech-Language Pathology / Edition 2

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Presents a model for diagnosis followed by detailed on the application of that model to each disorder category. Provides students with strong foundation for the diagnostic process and encourages continuous exploration of diagnostic methods. Up to date coverage in each chapter, with useful clinical resources.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: J. J. Webb, BSpThy, DipPsyc (University of Florida)
Description: This is the second edition of a primary text for beginning speech-language pathology students. Philosophical and practical information is provided concerning approaches to diagnosis in speech-language pathology. Emphasis is continually placed on decision-making based on application of principles of diagnosis, a sound knowledge of communication disorders, and accurate, comprehensive observation and assessment of behaviors. As with the 1994 edition, this is a multiauthored book; each contributor is either a University of Iowa alumna or faculty.
Purpose: The editors have successfully faced the challenge of providing a single, cohesive approach to a particular area while also covering the many populations who may exhibit deficits in that area.
Audience: Speech-language pathology students are the audience.
Features: In order to provide a logical approach to this extensive topic, the book is arranged into three sections. The first section is a general perspective in which basic parameters to be considered in diagnosis are presented. The second section provides perspectives to history taking as well as variables to be considered in diagnosis of language, speech sound, fluency, and voice disorders. The various contributors set out their concepts, models, and information concerning diagnosis of the disorder. In the third section a selection of different populations and settings are addressed; this allows the reader insight into the need to adapt principles of diagnosis to a client's unique needs in a particular setting. A welcome focus in this book is the inclusion of chapters that reflect not only the more traditional disorders, such as cleft palate and stuttering, but the more recent challenges faced by the practicing clinician. These include such areas as swallowing disorders, language in the classroom setting, and multicultural considerations. Students will certainly be faced with such issues in today's clinical practice.
Assessment: This book is well organized and provides clear direction for diagnostic problem-solving within a discipline characterized by an ever-increasing body of knowledge and specialization. Although written for students in speech-language pathology, this book can be recommended to practicing speech-language pathologists who are faced with assessment of persons with communication disorders not normally encountered in their clinical setting.
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This is a very useful & up-to-date text for students & practitioners in the communication sciences & disorders...it is highly recommended. - Doody's Annual
Gloria D. Kellum
This is a very useful new text on diagnostic methods in speech-language pathology that addresses both theory and specific practice methods. The editors are respected scholars in communications sciences and disorder. The book is a "continuation" of previously published diagnostic methods books and is written by faculty and graduates of the University of Iowa. The purpose is to provide in-depth information on the process of developing a clinical hypothesis regarding the type and etiology of a communicative disorder (speech, language, or hearing). The in-depth information varies from theory to observational techniques, normal oral communication to disordered speech, language, and hearing, and then specific procedures for diagnosis by disorders as well as practice settings. The book is a very useful resource and meets the objectives of the authors. The book is targeted for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in speech-language pathology. The style and organization make the book useful for practicing clinicians in most settings as well as related professionals who wish to learn more about assessment of communicative disorders. The contributors are known in their disciplines. A special feature of the book is a marginal notation system that provides the reader with summary information and that adds to the overall effectiveness of the book. Each chapter is well referenced and additionally provides recommended readings. This is a very useful and up-to-date text for students and practitioners in the communication sciences and disorders. The comprehensive coverage of theory as well as practice (in new areas not covered by other texts) makes this text unique among the six or sevenavailable on diagnosis in speech-language pathology. It is highly recommended.
A reference on diagnosis for students and practitioners in the communication sciences and disorders, covering the many variables that must be accounted for to make an accurate diagnosis, and clearly presenting the various philosophies of diagnosis. Covers the basic parameters of oral communication, speech production, voice, and fluency, and illustrates differences in the various settings of clinical practice, including classrooms, hospitals, clinics, and private and public agencies. Examines specific disorders, and discusses multicultural issues. Includes b&w photos and anatomical diagrams. The editor is a professor in speech pathology and audiology and director of the Child Language Research Center at the University of Iowa. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780769300504
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 540
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. List of Contributors. Perspectives on Diagnosis. Multicultural Issues in Speech and Language Assessment. The Clinical History. The Exit Conference. The Oral Mechanism. Language Disorders. Speech Sound Disorders. Stuttering. Voice Disorders. Assessing Language in the Classroom and Curriculum. Aphasia and Related Disorders. Motor Speech Disorders. Head and Neck Cancer. Cleft Palate. Disordered Swallowing. Adults with Mental Retardation. Children Who Are Hard of Hearing. The Child Who Has Severe or Profound Hearing Loss. Index.
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