Communication Sciences and Disorders: A Contemporary Perspective (2nd Edition)

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Communication Sciences and Disorders: A Contemporary Perspective introduces students to the field in a clear and succinct manner that allows readers access to the most current theories, research, and practices through rich examples, detailed case studies and engaging anecdotes.  It employs a clinical case-based, literacy-infused approach with special attention given to research-based practices in assessment and intervention and the many uses of technology in diverse aspects of research and practice.

 

Bringing the field to life through comprehensive case studies that include evaluation and treatment plans and multi-media samples, Communication Sciences and Disorders: A Contemporary Perspective provides an up-to-date look at the many facets and varied new challenges emerging in the filed. Literacy-focused content is infused throughout the book in order help students examine linkages among speaking, listening, reading, and writing, while different segments of the book concentrates on the ecological impact of communication disorders at home, school, work, and community, all with an emphasis on thinking about functional assessment and outcomes.

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Bringing the subject matter to life through comprehensive case studies and multi-media samples, Communication Sciences and Disorders: An Introduction examines the multi-faceted field and the new challenges that have emerged in recent years. The text introduces students to communication sciences, succinctly presenting to readers the most current theories, research, and practices through rich examples, literacy-focused content, and engaging anecdotes. 

 

With an emphasis on thinking critically about functional assessment and outcomes, Communication Sciences and Disorders helps students examine intersections between speaking, listening, reading, and writing within the framework of the ecological impact of communication disorders at home, school, work, and community.

 

New to the Second Edition

  • A new emphasis on literature draws connections between speaking, listening, reading, and writing, while special boxed features include inserts on a range of literacy-focused topics.
  • A focus on the use of technology in communication sciences and disorders shows students the many ways in which technology is continuously improving our knowledge and practice in the field.
  • A chapter on new research brings the most contemporary findings to reader.

 

Laura Justice is a professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University. The author of four books including Language Development: Theory to Practice and Scaffolding with Storybooks, Justice’s research centers on young children who exhibit developmental vulnerabilities in language and literacy acquisition and the effects of teacher- or parent-implemented interventions on children's learning.

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Laura Justice is a professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University. The author of four books including Language Development: Theory to Practice (Prentice Hall, 2007) and Scaffolding with Storybooks (International Reading Association, 2005), Justice’s research centers on young children who exhibit developmental vulnerabilities in language and literacy acquisition and the effects of teacher- or parent-implemented interventions on children's learning.

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