Dr. Thomas received his BS in Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of Oregon and Masters of Science degree in Speech Pathology at Portland State University. He worked on Native American Reservations and had a private practice in acute care hospitals and skilled nursing facilities in Montana before working at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he has practiced since 1982. He treats patients with neurogenic speech and language disorders and those with head and neck based speech and swallowing disorders, and he serves as supervisor/manager of the Division of Speech Pathology at Mayo Clinic-Rochester. Thomas has received the Honors of the Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Mayo Individual Award of Excellence. He is co-author of Looking Forward . . . The Speech and Swallowing Guidebook for People with Cancer of the Larynx and Tongue, Handbook for the Laryngectomee, and journal articles on motor speech disorders. He is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and board certified by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences.
This text also describes how rapid advances in technology, including the Internet as well as new visual and auditory technologies, have not only created opportunities for Deaf people to influence how technology can be used, but additionally has become a powerful force in influencing the behavior of Deaf individuals within diverse national and international societies. This has created opportunities for incorporating diversity and international perspectives into Deaf culture. Within each chapter are multiple vignettes, examples, pictures, and stories to enhance content interest for readers and facilitate instructor teaching. Theories are introduced and explained in a practical and reader-friendly manner to ensure understanding, and clear examples are provided to illustrate concepts.
In addition, students of American Sign Language and Deaf studies will find an introduction to possible opportunities for professional and informal involvement with ASL/Deaf culture children and adults. Deaf Culture fills a unique niche as an introductory text that is accessible and straightforward for those beginning their studies of the Deaf-World.
* Strong focus on including different communities within Deaf culture
* Thought-provoking questions, illustrative vignettes, and examples
* Theories introduced and explained in a practical and reader-friendly manner
* Written by Deaf and hearing authors with extensive teaching experience and immersion in ASL and Deaf culture
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Clinical Decision Making in Fluency Disorders will benefit graduate students who are beginning their comprehensive study of fluency disorders, as well as professional clinicians expanding their knowledge of this specialty area. This text provides clinical insights to assist people who stutter with their ability to communicate and enhance their quality of life.
New to this edition:Reorganization of chapters for better flow of materialThree new chapters on the nature of change, counseling, and the therapeutic processAdditional Clinical Decision Making and Clinical Insight boxes with vignettes that illustrate distinctive clinical examples and unique perspectivesAdded or expanded sections on critical thinking, mindfulness, temperament, anxiety, acceptance and commitment therapy, resilience and protective factors and moreUpdated sections on genetics and neuroimaging research* Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.