Neurology for the Speech-Language Pathologist / Edition 5

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A clear, concise, and approachable writing style helps students understand neurology in the context of speech-language pathology. Supplemented by a wealth of new illustrations and learning features for students, this new edition helps to demystify this often-daunting subject matter. The 5th edition also introduces a new author, Dr. Richard Adler, who brings a fresh perspective and an impressive clinical background.
  • The perfect reader-friendly introduction to the neurology of speech and language
  • Emphasizes the neurological mechanisms involved in communication disorders in children and adults
  • A new two-color design enhances chapter organization, and the larger size offers a better image presentation with convenient lay-flat reading.
  • Approximately 225 illustrations – nearly three times that of the previous edition - are highlighted with color to clarify this complex area of study.
  • Improved organization enhances understanding by following a logical flow of information, with speech- and language-specific chapters following a natural progression that more clearly delineates the adult and pediatric content.
  • A new chapter, “Central Language Mechanism and Learning,” expands the information about how the brain learns - a natural way to introduce language disorders and provide a solid foundation for study.
  • More information on pediatric syndromes and disorders reflects an increased emphasis on this area within neurology.
  • New case studies in the clinically oriented chapters provide students with realistic clinical applications.
  • Key vocabulary highlighted within chapters and each term is defined in a handy back-of-book glossary.
  • Evolve Learning Resources give students and instructors access to a comprehensive suite of learning, communication, and organization tools, including WebLinks, Tip Sheets, Checklists, Test Banks, lecture slides, Image Collections, Instructor's Manuals, Teaching Tips, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), and more.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Adrienne B. Hancock, PhD (George Washington University)
Description: Throughout this book, foundational neurologic information relevant to speech, language, and hearing is explained and then illustrated beautifully with clinical examples. Authors fully describe anatomy using text, figures, illustrations, and pictures, including several views to help the reader comprehend the brain as a living, yet fragile, 3-D structure constantly at work. Webb and Adler adequately update the 2001 edition by Webb and Love.
Purpose: The authors successfully present the delicate and interwoven relationship of neurology and speech-language pathology without sacrificing basic anatomy and physiology foundations. This is a valuable viewpoint and approach because it motivates students by demonstrating that they, indeed, will use this information again in their careers of helping people.
Audience: Designed for students, this book appropriately presents information without assuming prior clinical knowledge or experience. However, the chapter summaries, glossary, and index are helpful for practicing clinicians using the text as a reference or refresher.
Features: In addition to essential anatomy of cortex, subcortex, nerves, and neuronal function, several chapters discuss speech and language disorders of various common clinical populations. Particularly helpful features are the photos and two-toned color illustrations, special boxes highlighting key terms or distinguishing similar concepts or disorders, and a full synopsis of information and applications at the end of each chapter. Web sites designed for students and instructors using this book use technology to further enhance learning.
Assessment: I will use this book when I teach neuroanatomy because I am tired of seeing my adult students struggle with reading information that they don't know how to independently organize and can't attach to prior knowledge. This book makes sense to a speech and hearing student without sacrificing comprehensiveness and presents information in many forms and contexts without being redundant.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750675260
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 9/27/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 157,813
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Speech-Language Neurology

2. Organization of the Nervous System I

3. Organization of the Nervous System II

4. Neuronal Function in the Nervous System

5. Neurosensory Organization of Speech and Hearing

6. Neuromotor Control of Speech

7. The Cranial Nerves

8. Clinical Speech Syndromes of the Motor Systems

9. Pediatric Clinical Speech Syndromes: The Developing Brain

10. Central Language Mechanism and Learning NEW!

11. Adult Disorders of Language

12. Pediatric Disorders of Language


A. Medical Conditions Related to Communication Disorders

B. Bedside Neurologic Examination

C. Screening Neurologic Examination for Speech-Language Pathology



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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2009

    Pretty good overall

    It's well organized and divided into chapters and then subheadings for specific topics. I think a CD to show 3-D pictures would help a ton. I used this for an introductory course for SLPs and it was clear and easy to use.

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