Gary Weismer, PhD, is Chair and Oros-Bascom Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin. He received his bachelors and masters degrees at the Pennsylvania State University, and his doctorate from UW-Madison in 1975. Dr. Weismers research publications concern normal speech production, and speech production and intelligibility phenomena in persons with motor speech disorders. Dr. Weismer has twice been Associate Editor for the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (previously the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research), was Associate Editor at Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica (FPL) for seven years and in 2011 was named Editor in Chief of FPL. Dr. Weismer has won several teaching awards, including a mentoring award in the UW-Madison Honors program and several residence hall awards for outstanding teaching. Dr. Weismer is a member of the Executive Board of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP), and is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America.
Drawn from the best-selling Preclinical Speech Science: Anatomy, Physiology, Acoustics, and Perception, Second Edition textbook (Hixon, Weismer, & Hoit, 2014), the authors distilled and simplified the chapters on breathing and speech production, laryngeal function and speech production, velopharyngeal-nasal function and speech production, pharyngeal-oral function and speech production, brain structures and mechanisms, and swallowing to ensure they are approachable for entry-level students. They also added a new chapter on the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system.
Key Features:Numerous beautiful, full-color illustrationsPresents complex information clearly in a concise, easy-to-understand mannerWritten with a practical focus in mindDisclaimer: 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.
What makes this book such a valuable resource is the fact the chapters are written from a perspective that includes the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health framework, which is then applied to the assessment of motor speech disorders. The information is presented in an accessible style and provides the reader with useful information, such as online resources and names/location of relevant tests and assessment tools.
The material in this book is designed to help future speech-language pathologists and audiologists to understand the science that underpins their work and provide a framework for the evaluation and management of their future clients. It provides all the information students need to be fully ready for their clinical practicum training.
KEY FEATURES:Describes scientific principles explicitly and in translational terms that emphasize their relevance to clinical practice.Features beautiful original, full-color illustrations designed to be instructive learning tools.Incorporates analogies that aid thinking about processes from different perspectives.Features "sidetracks" that contain clinical insights and relate interesting historical and contemporary facts to the discipline of speech and hearing science.Provides a framework for conceptualizing the uses, subsystems, and levels of observation of speech production, hearing, and swallowing.Includes material that is ideal for preparing both undergraduates and graduates for clinical study.
Three new, up-to-date, and comprehensive chapters on auditory anatomy and physiology, auditory psychophysics, and speech physiology measurement and analysis.All chapters fully revised, including updated references and new full-color, detailed images.*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.
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