The text is separated into three sections for the most comprehensive coverage of each topic: Part 1 describes the components of an aural rehabilitation plan, Part 2 concerns adults and their family members, and Part 3 concerns children and their parents. Important topics throughout include patient-centered services, counseling, selection and fitting of listening devices, conversational fluency and communication strategies training, auditory training, speechreading, and language and speech acquisition.
New to the Fifth Edition:Reorganization of chapters from two to three sections, to streamline the presentation of the materialExpanded presentation of research designs and principles of evidence-based practiceState-of-the-science review of the most current research in auditory training and audiovisual speech perceptionUpdated information and references to reflect emerging trends in speech and language therapy, along with practical examples of lessonsImproved and expanded number of figures that illustrate and illuminate key concepts and ideas
Text is written by a nationally and internationally recognized expert in aural rehabilitation, who is an active researcher in the areas of auditory training, speechreading, and communication strategies, and who writes in an engaging and clear styleChapters begin with Chapter Outlines and end with Key Chapter Points and Terms and Concepts to RememberNumerous case studies, sidebars, and text boxesBolded key terms in text with definitions in margins, and a comprehensive end-of-book glossary
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