Oral-Facial Evaluation for Speech-Language Pathologists

Plural Publishing
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Oral-Facial Evaluation for Speech-Language Pathologists guides speech-language pathologists and students of speech-language pathology through the process of strategically inspecting the oral-facial region for structural and functional integrity. This manual applies principles of evidence-based practice throughout and includes: a cogent review of relevant anatomy and physiology, instructions for both routine and discretionary inspection procedures, detailed clinical implications for a large number of structural and functional patterns, strategies for organizing and writing appropriate report sections, as well as implications that potentially impact plan of care.

In addition to explicit guidelines that prepare examiners to purposefully and competently perform oral-facial inspections from a generalist perspective, Oral-Facial Evaluation for Speech-Language Pathologists offers detailed adaptations that facilitate evidence gathering for selected special-needs populations. These include: children in birth-to-five age groups, individuals with social and cognitive challenges, persons with sensory limitations, and older adults.

A stand-alone, comprehensive resource, this manual lends itself to both professional practice and clinical teaching while promoting a rigorous, evidence-based model for oral-facial inspection practices within the profession of speech-language pathology. Furthermore, this manual is useful for improving efficiency, accuracy, and consistency of practice across the discipline, from novice clinician to seasoned practitioner.

Key features:

Narrated videos that demonstrate adult and child oral-facial inspections that correspond to the manual proceduresSixty-eight black and white illustrationsThorough glossary of termsForeword written by Dr. Raymond D. Kent
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About the author

Barbara Ann Johnson-Root, PhD, is a professor of speech-language pathology at Ithaca College, and has taught and supervised students in higher education for more than 30 years. She presently teaches in the areas of diagnosis and appraisal, language disorders in children, clinical phonology, perspectives on deafness, and facilitating spoken-language learning in deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Dr. Johnson-Root is the author of Language Disorders in Children: An Introductory Clinical Perspective. Her recent national and international presentations have addressed topics including Kabuki Syndrome, using technology to enhance learning in higher-education classrooms, empowering students with math anxiety to learn the math skills needed for professional practice, as well as an innovative approach to introducing new graduate students to diagnostic practicum. Dr. Johnson-Root has also published articles in areas such as facilitating spoken language in deaf speakers and family-centered clinical practice.

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Publisher
Plural Publishing
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Published on
Jun 9, 2015
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Pages
480
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ISBN
9781597567985
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Audiology & Speech Pathology
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This content is DRM protected.
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