Clinical Decision Making in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Fluency Disorders / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Cengage Learning
The excitement and enthusiasm of working and growing with people who have disorders of fluency is conveyed in this new text. Focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of fluency disorders in children and adults, it covers topics previously not covered or covered only slightly in other texts such as, humor as a clinician and treatment variable, strategies and techniques of counseling, older stutterers, characteristics of effective clinicians and signs of progress during treatment.
About the Author
Walter H. Manning received his PhD from Michigan State University. He is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, the International Society of Phonetic Sciences, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists. The author of numerous articles Dr. Manning is currently a Professor in the School of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology at the University of Memphis in Tennessee.
Table of Contents
Clinician Characteristics. Clinician Characteristics. Humor and Clinician. Etiology, Onset and Development. Assessing Fluency Disorders in Children. Preliminaries to Assessment. The Diagnosis of Children. Assessing Fluency Disorders in Adolescents and Adults. Preliminaries to Assessment. Assessing Intrinsic Features. Mapping the Surface Features. Assessing Atypical Fluency Problems. Treatment for Children. Treatment for Adolescents and Adults. Introduction. The Goals of Treatment. Some Specifics of Fluency-Modification Strategies. Some Specifics of Stuttering-Modification Strategies. Cognitive Restructuring. The Naturalness of Speech. Group Treatment. Treatment of Atypical Fluency Cases. Counseling Strategies and Techniques. Introduction. Counseling. Emotions Likely to Be Encountered in Treatment. Couseling Strategies. Counseling Techniques. Client Responsibilities in Treatment. Metelinguistic Indicators of Change. Clinician Characteristics. Indicators of Progess During Treatment. Introduction. Defining Progress. Variable Influencing Progress. Directions for Progress. Determining Progress Following Treatment. Introduction. The Nature of Relapse. Possible Causes of Relapse. Appendix. References. Index.