Intro: A Guide to Communication Sciences and Disorders, Second Edition

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Designed for undergraduate-level students, INTRO delivers fundamental information about various communication disorders. This second edition is beautifully illustrated and written in an engaging, yet straightforward approach, with an overview of the formative history, as well as current theories and research provided for each disorder.

This edition maintains the strong international focus of the previous edition, with coverage of country-specific incidence and prevalence of various communication disorders in each chapter. Each chapter has also been updated to include highlights of current technological and research advances taking place in various areas of communication sciences and disorders. The text includes real-life examples in the form of video links in each chapter to help reinforce the information in the text. 

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Michael P. Robb received his BS degree in speech pathology and audiology from Western Michigan University, and MS and PhD degrees in speech-language pathology from Syracuse University (New York). He has worked as a speech-language pathologist at the Meyer Children’s Rehabilitation Institute in Omaha, Nebraska (now known as the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation). Since obtaining his PhD, he has held faculty posts at the University of Hawaii, the University of Connecticut, and most recently at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. His speciality is experimental phonetics, with particular interest in aspects of speech motor control related to early speech acquisition, stuttering, and English as a Second Language. Professor Robb has been an active researcher since 1985. Over his career, he has presented more than 90 conference papers and published over 70 refereed journal articles. He holds the Certificate of Clinical Competency in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and was recognized as an ASHA Fellow in 2009. He is a member of the New Zealand Speech-Language Therapists Association (NZSTA) and served on the NZSTA Executive Board. Professor Robb has been recognized for his teaching excellence and has taught “Intro” throughout his career to students in the United States and New Zealand. 

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Plural Publishing
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Published on
Nov 6, 2013
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480
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ISBN
9781597569279
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English
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Medical / Audiology & Speech Pathology
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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:

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New to the Second Edition:

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Changes to the third edition include:

Incorporating the recent information on evidence-based practiceUpdating the statistics chapter with additional contemporary proceduresRevising the chapter on research designGenerally updating references and information in all chapters*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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Clinicians who need to transcribe speech samples for diagnosing disorders, planning treatment, and measuring treatment efficacy milestones will value that added precision available from use of the upgraded transcription techniques elucidated in this book. 

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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.

Key Features:

* 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

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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Key features include:

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* How-to content on more than 50 intervention approaches
* Diagrams, charts, illustrations, summary tables, a substantial glossary, a detailed index, and rich up-to-date references
* Systematic queries that enliven clear learning objectives


Pedagogy includes:

* Extensive assessment resources and a process analysis approach for analyzing communicative performance and interpreting assessment results
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* Key terms in bold within the chapter and listed in a glossary

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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New to this edition:

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