Preclinical Speech Science: Anatomy, Physiology, Acoustics, and Perception / Edition 1

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Overview

Written in a user-friendly style by three distinguished scientists/editors/clinicians, who have taught the course to thousands of students at premier educational programs, the scope of the book is all-inclusive, comprehensively covering anatomy, physiology, acoustics, perception, and swallowing. The book represents a quantum leap forward toward preparing speech-language pathologists in training to understand importance of the science that underpins their work and provides framework for approaching the evaluation and management of each of their future clients. This text provides all that instructors need to ensure that their students are fully ready for the clinical practicum training.

• Describes scientific principles explicitly, and in translational terms that emphasize their relevance to clinical practice.
• Features original illustrations and artwork designed to be instructive learning tools customized by a single illustrator and are largely in full color.
• Includes clinical scenarios woven into the text to emphasize the relevance of the concepts presented and focus the discussion on humanistic values.
• Rich with analogies that aid thinking about processes from different perspectives.
• Features "sidetracks" that relate interesting historical and contemporary facts to the discipline of speech science.
• Provides a framework for conceptualizing the uses, subsystems, and levels of observation of speech production, speech, and swallowing.
• Ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses preparing students for clinical study.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Julie Liss, PhD (Arizona State University)
Description: This comprehensive book on the fundamentals of preclinical speech science details speech production, speech acoustics, speech perception, and swallowing.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a user-friendly, integrated, and translational book that will be of value to beginning students, graduate students, and practicing speech-language pathologists. The book covers critical, yet largely ignored, topics such as speech perception and points out at each turn the clinical relevance of the information. The field has been in desperate need of such a book, and the authors have succeeded providing one.
Audience: Because the chapters contain appropriate detail along with frequent summaries and examples, readers at various levels of experience can appreciate the material based on their background knowledge. This rare accomplishment is due not only to exceptionally clear writing and figures, but because the authors are foremost experts and renowned instructors.
Features: The book covers anatomy and physiology of the speech and swallowing mechanism, and has excellent chapters on speech acoustics and speech perception. The chapters are uniform in their coverage of a historical perspective as well as state-of-the-art knowledge and research. In this way, the chapters read as stories, drawing readers along, facilitated by excellent figures and entertaining sidebars.
Assessment: I am very excited to use this book in my own teaching. I have for years relied on Zemlin's phenomenal Speech and Hearing Science: Anatomy and Physiology, 4th edition (Prentice Hall, 2000), for its detail and accuracy. Now this book provides a resource that is at once detailed, comprehensive, exceptionally written, and engaging.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597561822
  • Publisher: Plural Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 642
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas J. Hixon, PhD, is Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Director of the National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders, and Dean Emeritus of the Graduate College at the University of Arizona.
Gary Weismer, Ph.D. is Professor, Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Madison, National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders.
Jeannette D. Hoit, PhD is a professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona and a speech-language pathologist.
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