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Each chapter is introduced by "Chapter Objectives" and a "Case Study." 1. A Journey: From Student to Professional 2. Typical and Disordered Communication 3. Anatomy and Physiology Related to Speech, Hearing, And Language 4. Assessment and Intervention 5. Childhood Language Impairments 6. Developmental Literacy Impairments 7. Adult Language Impairments 8. Fluency Disorders 9. The Voice and Voice Disorders 10. Disorders of Articulation and Phonology 11. Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate 12. Neurogenic Speech Disorders 13. Disorders of Swallowing 14. Audiology and Disorders of Hearing 15. Augmentative and Alternative Communication An Afterword: Future of the Profession. Glossary. References. Author Index. Subject Index.

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Introduction to Communication Disorders: A Life Span Perspective, Third Edition,is a comprehensive overview of the fields of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, written in an appealing and highly readable manner. This best-selling text catalogs and discusses each disorder with an emphasis on how the disorder impacts the individual. It serves as a foundation by providing many viewpoints for the introductory student, offering personal stories from people with communication disorders and examining the field from a lifespan perspective. In addition, the text discusses the best models of good practice and approaches for assessment and intervention based on the authors' own clinical experiences. Each chapter describes a specific disorder, related assessment, and applicable intervention methods. Each disorder is also illustrated by the personal story of an individual with that disorder. More than merely a catalog, Introduction to Communication Disorders, Third Edition, brings students into the daily lives of individuals who suffer from a disorder. In addition to being packaged with a free student CD-ROM, the content throughout has been reorganized to reflect the needs of students in introductory courses and improve information the flow of information, specifically content on Anatomy & Physiology, Language Development. The new edition also features case studies at the beginning of each chapter, a new chapter on literacy impairments, instructors materials and a new companion website

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