Motor Speech Disorders: Substrates, Differential Diagnosis, and Management

Motor Speech Disorders: Substrates, Differential Diagnosis, and Management

by Joseph R. Duffy
     
 

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With expanded and updated information including current techniques, approaches, and case studies, the 3rd edition of this bestselling book continues its reputation as a dependable and outstanding evidence-based source on acquired motor speech disorders in adults. It covers the substrates of motor speech and its disorders, the disorders and their diagnoses, and

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With expanded and updated information including current techniques, approaches, and case studies, the 3rd edition of this bestselling book continues its reputation as a dependable and outstanding evidence-based source on acquired motor speech disorders in adults. It covers the substrates of motor speech and its disorders, the disorders and their diagnoses, and management -- focusing on integrating what is known about the bases of motor speech disorders with the realities of clinical practice to ensure readers have the key content they need to be effective practitioners.

  • Three-part organization first covers the neurologic underpinnings of speech, then the various disorders resulting from problems in the nervous system, and then the basic principles and disorder-specific management strategies.
  • Emphasis on evidence-based practice helps distill disparate information and stresses the best practices within motor speech disorders.
  • Cutting-edge research ensures this book contains the most comprehensive and up-to-date look at the state of motor speech disorders.
  • Case studies help clarify dense and difficult content and help hone your critical thinking skills.
  • Summary tables and boxes offer easy access to important information such as causes and characteristics to aid in differential diagnosis.
  • Chapter outline and summary sections keep you focused on the most significant information.
  • NEW! Accompanying Evolve site features an interactive PowerPoint presentation with more than 60 audio and video clips demonstrating various disorders.
  • NEW! Updated content incorporates Dr. Duffy’s findings from nearly 1,000 new articles on motor speech disorders.
  • UNIQUE! Two-color design and larger trim size help highlight key information and allow for easier lay-flat reading.

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Reviewer: Geralyn M. Schulz, PhD, CCC-SLP(George Washington University)
Description: This is the second edition of this highly influential book by one of the leading authorities in motor speech disorders. The first edition was published in 1995 and, as the author notes, the second edition was necessary because of the huge increase in published research reflecting the vast amount of knowledge gained in the area of clinical neurology as it relates to speech motor disorders.
Purpose: According to the author, the purpose is to address the neurologic bases of speech, the speech disorders that can occur as a result of damage to the nervous system, and the ways in which motor speech disorders can be diagnosed, assessed, and managed. This is a project worthy of his expertise and his clinical acumen. Although a large undertaking, this book meets the author's objectives. I have seen Professor Duffy lecture on this topic and there is no better person to deliver this information to practicing speech language pathologists.
Audience: Written primarily for graduate students and practicing speech language pathologists, the book is also appropriate for researchers in speech language pathology as well as interested persons in neurology, neuropsychology, and rehabilitation medicine. Such a wide audience demands an extremely clear, accurate presentation of the material and Professor Duffy easily achieves this goal.
Features: The book covers the neurologic bases of acquired speech production disorders and then covers each of the major traditional categories of these disorders (flaccid, spastic, ataxic, hypokinetic, hyperkinetic) and the newer additions to this scheme (unilateral upper motor neuron, apraxia of speech, mixed dysarthrias, neurogenic mutism, psychogenic and nonorganic speech disorders). It also spends considerable time on the management of these disorders. These additions present a unique perspective on motor speech disorders and provide readers with the wealth of experience that Professor Duffy has acquired. The book is filled with case examples (which in future editions should be presented on a DVD) and tables that have essential information on each of the subtypes of motor speech disorders.
Assessment: This is the consummate book in the field of dysarthria written by a world-renowned clinician. Other books in the field cannot compare to its depth and scope. It is an invaluable textbook and a must-have for anyone dealing with neurologic speech disorders whether they are university professors, students, practicing clinicians, or medical personnel. Even if you have the first edition, you need to purchase the second edition and, no doubt, the third when (if) it comes out as knowledge in this field increases rapidly.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323242646
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
06/16/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
File size:
12 MB
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