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The Handbook of Language and Speech Disorders



The Handbook of Language and Speech Disorders

Jack Damico (Editor), Nicole Muller, Martin J. Ball (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-44871-7 July 2012 Wiley-Blackwell 704 Pages


The Handbook of Speech and Language Disorders presents a comprehensive survey of the latest research in communication disorders. Reflecting the rapid advances in the field, the Handbook features in-depth coverage of the major disorders of language and speech, including perception. Contributions from leading experts explore current issues, landmark studies, and the main topics and themes in the fields of communication sciences and disorders, and include relevant information on analytical methods and assessment. A series of foundational chapters covers a variety of important general principles irrespective of specific disorders. These chapters focus on such topics as classification, diversity considerations, intelligibility, the impact of genetic syndromes, and principles of assessment and intervention. Other chapters cover a wide range of language, speech, and cognitive/intellectual disorders.

With an extraordinary breadth and depth of coverage in the most crucial aspects of this growing field, The Handbook of Speech and Language Disorders is an invaluable guide for clinicians and researchers, and a rich source of information for students in speech-language pathology, linguistics, psychology and education.

List of Figures.

Notes on Contributors.

Introduction (Jack S. Damico, Nicole Müller and Martin J. Ball).

Part I Foundations.

1  Social and Practial Considerations in Labeling (Jack S. Damico,  Nicole Müller, and Martin J. Ball ).

2 Diversity Considerations in Speech and Language Disorders (Brian A. Goldstein and Ramonda Horton-Ikard).

3 Intervention for Children with Auditory or Visual Sensory Impairments (Laura W. Kretschmer and Richard. R. Kretschmer).

4 Intelligibility Impairments (Megan Hodge and Tara Whitehill).

5 Genetic Syndromes and Communication Disorders (Vesna Stojanovik).

6 Principles of Assessment and Intervention (Bonnie Brinton and Martin Fujiki).

Part II Language Disorders.

7 Autism Spectrum Disorders: The State of the Art (John Muma and Steven Cloud).

8 Delayed Language Development in Preschool Children (Deborah Weiss and Rhea Paul).

9 Specific Language Impairment (Sandra L. Gillam and Alan G. Kamhi).

10 Pragmatic Impairment (Michael R. Perkins).

11 Learning Disabilities (Robert Reid and Laura Jacobson).

12 Reading and Reading Impairments (Jack S. Damico and Ryan Nelson).

13 Substance Abuse and Childhood Language Disorders (Truman E. Coggins and John C. Thorne).

14 Aphasia (Chris Code).

Part III Speech Disorders.

15 Children with Speech Sound Disorders (Sara Howard).

16 Dysarthria (Hermann Ackermann, Ingo Hertrich, and Wolfram Ziegler).

17 Apraxia of Speech (Adam Jacks and Donald A. Robin).

18 Augmentative and Alternative Communication: An Introduction (Kathryn D. R. Drager, Erinn F. Finke, and Elizabeth C. Serpentine).

19 Fluency and Fluency Disorders (John A. Tetnowski and Kathy Scaler Scott).

20 Describing Voice Disorders (Richard Morris and Archie Bernard Harmon).

21 Orofacial Anomalies (Jane Russell).

22 Speech Disorders Related to Head and Neck Cancer: Laryngectomy, Glossectomy, and Velopharyngeal and Maxillofacial Defects (Tim Bressmann).

Part IV  Cognitive and Intellectual Disorders.

23 ADHD and Communication Disorders (Carol Westby and Silvana Watson).

24 Communication Deficits Associated with Right Hemisphere Brain Damage (Margaret Lehman Blake).

25 Traumatic Brain Injury (Jennifer Mozeiko, Karen Lé, and Carl Coelho).

26 Dementia (Nicole Müller).

Author Index.

Subject Index.

“Organized in four sections, this handbook provides detailed reviews of many common speech and language disorders. The last three sections cover familiar topics – language disorders, speech disorders, cognitive/intellectual disorders. However, the introductory section, ‘Foundations’, is unique in that it addresses issues that are universal to any type of disorder and its treatment, such as labeling, diversity, genetics, assessment, additional impairments, and more … Recommended.” CHOICE (February 2011)