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Dictionary of Communication Disorders, 4th Edition

Dictionary of Communication Disorders, 4th Edition

David Morris

ISBN: 978-1-118-63404-2

Apr 2016

736 pages



This dictionary provides clear and concise explanations of terms used in the field of speech, therapy pathology and relevant terms in related fields including augmentative, alternative communication, hearing, linguistic, medicine, phonetics/phonology and psychology/psychiatry.

Those working with people who have communication disorders and those who may be returning to this field will find the explanations easy to understand. Terms include assessments, therapy programmes and current theories in these fields.

This edition has been thoroughly updated. It includes useful website addresses for manufacturers and suppliers of communication aids and publishers of assessments, and where to find useful information on the internet for various conditions.


The Dictionary.

Appendix I: Assessments by age groups and client groups.

Appendix II: Speech and language development.

Appendix III: The International Phonetic Alphabet (revised to 1989)

Appendix IV: Acknowledgements of trademarks and UK suppliers of AAC devices, computer hardware, peripherals and software.


"...libraries catering for speech therapists will obviously find this essential..." (Reference Reviews, Sept 05)

"… provides a valuable resource that is especially suitable for students or people new to the field … according to our students, a ‘must-have’!" (Child Language Teaching and Therapy, May 2006)