Chapter 1 The Field, The Professionals and The Clients Chapter 2 Typical and Disordered Communication Chapter 3 Overview of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Production Mechanism Chapter 4 Childhood Language Impairments Chapter 5 Developmental Literacy Impairments Chapter 6 Adult Language Impairments Chapter 7 Fluency Disorders Chapter 8 Voice and Resonance Disorders Chapter 9 Disorders of Articulation and Phonology Chapter 10 Motor Speech Disorders Chapter 11 Disorders of Swallowing Chapter 12 Audiology and Hearing Loss Dave DeBonis, Ph.D. Chapter 13 Augmentative and Alternative Communication James Feeney, Ph.D. Appendix A Professional Organizations Glossary References
Robert E. Owens, Jr. Ph.D. ("Dr. Bob") is an Associate Professor at the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY and a New York State Distinguished Teaching Professor. He teaches courses in language development and language disorders and is the author of Language Development, An Introduction (8 editions), Language Disorders, A Functional Approach (6 editions), Program for the Acquisition of Language with the Severely Impaired (PALS), Help Your Baby Talk, Introducing the New Shared Communication Method, and Queer Kids, The Challenge & Promise for Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Youth. His Language Development text is the most widely used in the world and has been translated into Spanish, Korean, and Arabic. He has also co-authored Introduction to Communication Disorders, A Life Span Perspective (4 editions), written a score of book chapters and professional articles, and authored two as-yet unpublished novels which are sure to win a posthumous Pulitzer prize. Currently, he is authoring a text on early intervention. In love with the sound of his own voice, Dr. Bob has presented over 190 professional papers and workshops around the globe. His professional interests are language disorders in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who are also some of his best friends. And he's a gran'pa! Kimberly A. Farinella, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a Clinical Associate Professor and Clinic Director at Northern Arizona University, and holds a research appointment at the University of Arizona. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship in the Division of Speech Pathology, Department of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) and her doctoral training at the University of Arizona. Dr. Farinella's research focuses on the treatment efficacy of motor-based speech approaches used to treat children with speech disorders of neurogenic origin (i.e., childhood apraxia of speech; dysarthria), as well as systematic study of the principles of motor learning. Dr. Farinella teaches graduate courses in neurobiology and motor speech disorders, and has presented hundreds of workshops on the differential diagnosis and treatment of children with severe speech sound impairments. She also continues to practice as a school-based speech-language pathologist on a part-time basis throughout the state of Arizona.