Assessment of Communication Disorders in Children: Resources and Protocols, Third Edition

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 Assessment of Communication Disorders in Children: Resources and Protocols, Third Edition offers a unique combination of scholarly information, invaluable resources, and time-saving protocols on assessment of communication disorders in children.

Most resource books offer limited research and scholarly information, thus making them unsuitable as textbooks for academic courses on assessment and diagnosis. Similarly, most traditional textbooks do not include practical, easy-to-use, and time-saving resources and protocols that the practicing clinicians can readily use during assessment sessions. By combining the strengths of traditional textbooks with newer assessment resources and protocols, this one-of-a-kind book offers a single, comprehensive source that is suitable as a textbook and useful as a practical clinical resource.

This bestselling and trusted text:

Covers the full range of communication disorders in children, including nonverbal or minimally verbal childrenIncludes an extensive discussion of issues in using standardized tests along with detailed information on psychometric principles and offers a detailed discussion of alternative assessment approaches that minimize the problems inherent to standardized testsDescribes a new, comprehensive, and integrated assessment approach that derives its strengths from the traditional as well as several alternative approachesAddresses the multicultural issues in assessing communication disorders in children and integrates multicultural assessment procedures into the assessment protocols offered for all communication disordersContains two chapters for each disorder: one on resources that offers scholarly and research background on the disorder and one on resources that describe practical procedures and protocols that save preparation time and effort for the clinician


New to the Third Edition:

All Resources chapters reflect current research and assessment principles and proceduresUpdated listings and descriptions of published, standardized tests that are commonly used in the assessment of communication disorders in children are providedRevisions of several assessment procedures and protocols, based on recent research, are includedA single streamlined chapter combines research and practical information on assessing ethnoculturally diverse children with alternative and integrated assessment approachesEach chapter contains a summary and sample study questions
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Plural Publishing
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Published on
Dec 20, 2016
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Pages
571
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ISBN
9781944883812
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Audiology & Speech Pathology
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This thoroughly updated fourth edition of Clinical Research in Communication Disorders: Principles and Strategies remains an instrumental resource for courses on research methods and design in communication disorders.

The book is separated into three key sections: science and the scientific methods, clinical research designs, and doing, reporting, and evaluating research. Together, these sections provide thorough coverage of both the single-subject and group design strategies along with issues of measurement; philosophy of science; ethics of research; and planning, conducting, and reporting research.

Instructors and students in communication sciences and disorders will appreciate the text's comprehensive coverage of scientific methods, group and single-subject research designs, report writing, and ethics of research in a single source.

New to the Fourth EditionNew coauthor, Anthony P. Salvatore, PhDA new chapter on statistical analysis of research data, including several statistical techniques for single-subject research data, meta-analysis of both group and single-subject studiesUpdated criteria for visual analysis of single-subject research dataNew sections on translational research, qualitative research, and mixed methods researchDescriptions of additional research designs not included in the previous edition (e.g., the regression discontinuity design)Updated information on research ethics and review of fraudulent biomedical researchWeb-based sources that monitor research fraud and recalled studiesUpdated and expanded references throughoutKey FeaturesChapter outlines open each chapter and provide a summary of the key topicsChapter summaries recap key points in an easy-to-read bulleted formatEnd-of-chapter study guides allow readers to test their knowledgeBolded key terms throughoutDisclaimer: 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. 

 

Now in its second edition, Hegde's PocketGuide to Communication Disorders is a renowned resource, the first of its kind, and now a classic in communication sciences and disorders.

This revised PocketGuide, like the other two classic guides, blends the format of a dictionary with the contents of a textbook and clinical reference book. With this guide, both the students and the professional clinicians may have, at their fingertips, a single, invaluable resource on the encyclopedic knowledge of the entire range of communication disorders, epidemiology and ethnocultural factors, symptomatology, onset and development, etiological factors, and major theoretical concepts of their profession.

The SLP that has this handy guide in his or her pocket will have a detailed reference on disorders, easily reviewed before the clinical sessions or examinations. Information on disorders and related concepts in the guide may be rapidly accessed because of their alphabetical entry.


Key Features:

Alphabetical entries and section tabs for ease of accessUnderlined terms that alert the reader for cross-referenced entries on related disorders and conceptsGenetic and psychiatric information of relevance to SLPsNeurophysiological background to relevant disorders of communication


New to the Second Edition:

Even more succinct entries and easy to navigate termsUpdated terms on several disorders to reflect the current literatureUpdated information on all communication disorders, their classifications, epidemiology, and etiology
Communication Disorders in Educational and Medical Settings is a useful guide for the speech-language pathologist in working with other professionals in school and medical environments and includes practical suggestions for involvement of these professionals in the assessment and remediation process. This valuable resource will help speech-language pathologist students gain an appreciation of the variety of roles and responsibilities they will take on in educational and medical settings and how to work with educational and health professionals.

This text is also helpful for health professions practitioners and educational professionals to gain basic knowledge of the nature of various communication disorders and become aware of how they might play a role in the treatment process in collaboration with the speech-language pathologist. Whether you are an educator, health professional or speech-language pathologist, you will find this accessible introduction to the field of communication disorders to be exciting, interesting and relevant to your future work.

Features:
- Presents a broad coverage of the field of communications disorders, yet remains at an accessible introductory level
- Focuses on work settings and collaboration
- Provides suggestions for teachers and health professionals on how to deal with patients who have communication disorders and how to cooperate with the SLP
- Covers themes highlighting assessment information, treatment overviews, tips for educators, and tips for health care professionals
- Addresses educational impacts of speech/language problems as well as coverage of quality of life issues across the life span for each communication disorder
- Useful to a wide range of professionals

Instructor Resources: PowerPoint Slides, and a TestBank with Multiple Choice, Fill-in-the-blank and Discussion Questions
 A Guide to School Services in Speech-Language Pathology, Third Edition serves as an introductory overview for the college student who is ready to embark on his or her school-based student teaching experience and thus is ideal for instructors of methods courses preparing practicum students for school-based experiences. Not only is it an excellent text for novices to the field, but it is also a very useful resource for the practicing, school-based speech-language pathologist.

Beginning with history related to school-based speech-language pathology services -- including a discussion of legal mandates (e.g., the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, No Child Left Behind Act, Every Student Succeeds Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act) -- the text then delves into a description of service delivery models; an introduction to the concept of a workload analysis approach to caseload standards in schools and example implementation strategies; a display of concrete, real-life success stories; and an offering of strategies for using evidence-based practice, proactive behavior management, conflict resolution, professional collaboration, conferencing and counseling skills, cultural competencies, goal writing, informal assessment procedures, and creating testing accommodations. A new chapter provides the evidence base for links between language, literacy, and the achievement of school standards. This chapter is a must-read for every school speech-language pathologist.

Real-life scenarios based on experiences shared by public school speech-language pathologists give the reader concrete examples upon which to scaffold the complex professional concepts. Chapter summaries provide an overview of the major points presented. Questions at the end of each chapter are designed to engage the reader in analysis and comprehension of material, and vocabulary related to each chapter is conveniently defined at the start of each chapter so that the reader can better grasp the subject matter within.

New to this edition:

A chapter on linking language, literacy, and the Common Core State StandardsPertinent information about the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015The addition of four online resourcesThe addition of 10 new evidence-based practicesMore than 130 new referencesAn updated appendix of free Apps* 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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