Communication and Communication Disorders: A Clinical Introduction

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9780205283200: Communication and Communication Disorders: A Clinical Introduction

This book was derived in part from an earlier text, Human Communication and Its Disorders, by Daniel Boone and Elena Plante. The current text retains the strong introduction to communication processes and disorders, and is complemented by the focus on clinical illustration of normal and disordered speech, language, and hearing. It provides an introduction to the field that engages the students' interests in professional practice and welcomes them into the major. A lifespan perspective on disorders from infancy through geriatrics is presented while highlighting what is exciting about speech-language pathology and audiology as career choices. The chapters reflect insights gained from first-hand clinical, research, and teaching experience across a variety of clinical populations.

The authors include many case studies to introduce and exemplify various communication disorders. These clinical cases bring the book to life and give the reader an appreciation for the clinical and scientific endeavors embodied within the fields. The single most significant feature of this book is its clinical focus. It begins and ends with chapters that focus on the professionals in the field and what they find engaging about their careers. The authors use case-based instruction, even in chapters dealing with basic science information. This broad-based introduction presents the range of content central to the professions, yet maintains a consistent, easy-to-comprehend style and unified voice throughout.

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“I think this text does a good job of reducing the field of communication disorders into a little over 300 pages. The examples of clients that are provided in each chapter are helpful, and may make these disorders more real to students.” ―Linda Shuster, West Virginia University

 

“The book is very user friendly and it includes many good cases ... I will continue to use this text.” ―Patricia Mercaitis, University of Massachusetts Amherst

 

“The students enjoy it, and I think it’s well written.” ―Ben Munson, University of Minnesota Minneapolis

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Communication and Communication Disorders: A Clinical Introduction, 3/E

Elena M. Plante, The University of Arizona
Pélagie M. Beeson, The University of Arizona

ISBN-10:      0205532098

 

“The examples of clients that are provided in each chapter are helpful, and may make these disorders more real to students.”

                                                                                         –Linda Shuster, West Virginia University

 

“The book is very user-friendly and it includes many good examples.”

                                                                    –Patricia Mercaitis, University of Massachusetts Amherst

 

“The students enjoy it.” 

                                                                            –Ben Munson, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

 

 

The Third Edition of Communication and Communication Disorders: A Clinical Introduction provides an introduction to the field of communication disorders that engages students’ interests in professional practice.

 

The authors include case illustrations, figures, and photographs liberally to illustrate concepts and place them in a clinical context.  The chapters maintain a balance between speech, language, and hearing to assure a balanced presentation of the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology. Chapters addressing disorders include information on the scientific basis for understanding each condition, as well as its assessment and treatment. The blend of science and clinical applications provides students with an understanding of normal processes and disorders. 

 

Highlights of the Third Edition:

  • Introduces the concept of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) in speech-language pathology and audiology.
  • Includes information on the emergence of literacy in childhood development (Chapter 7) and disorders of reading (Chapters 8 and 9).
  • Contains more clinical cases to illustrate the nature of normal development, disorders, and professional practices.
  • Updated figures and illustrations depict normal and disordered aspects of communication.

 

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