The author ensures that the concepts associated with evidence-based practice are integrated throughout the chapters. Rather than treating empirical research and searching for clinical evidence as separate topics, this text presents both as different applications of a process of scientific inquiry. The order of the chapters reflects the steps a researcher or clinician might complete when conducting an investigation. Also included are features that help students be more active in learning the material. Each chapter has a set of review questions or case scenarios that can be used as homework, as probe questions in class, or as a basis for group activities. In addition, the author provides lists of supplemental readings from the research literature in the field.
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.
Lauren K. Nelson, PhD, is an associate professor and head of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). Since coming to UNI in 1990, she has taught courses in articulation and phonological disorders, child language disorders, phonetics, prevention of communication disorders, and research methods. Her educational background includes a BS degree from Northern Michigan University and an MA degree from Central Michigan University. After working for 2 years in an Iowa area education agency, she returned to school and completed her PhD studies at Memphis State University (now University of Memphis).
Dr. Nelson's current research and scholarly interests focus on application of speech and language production models in assessment and treatment and evidence-based approaches to improve instruction and learning. She has published articles in several professional journals, including the Journal of Applied Psycholinguistics, Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, Seminars in Speech and Language, and Topics in Language Disorders. She also has presented research papers and seminars at numerous state and national conferences.
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.
* 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.
Along with detailed contributions from experts with backgrounds in both research and instruction, this text also incorporates updated material from the DSM-V: both the current language and classification as it specifically relates to autism and communication disorders in emotionally and behaviorally disordered youth.
Key features include:A list of learning objectives at the beginning of each chapterCase studies with review questions
Clinical application focus featuring case studies, clinical vignettes, and suggested projects helps you apply concepts to professional practice.
Straightforward, conversational writing style makes this book easy to read and understand.
More than 230 tables and boxes summarize important information such as dialogue examples, sample assessment plans, assessment and intervention principles, activities, and sample transcripts.
UNIQUE! Practice exercises with sample transcripts allow you to apply different methods of analysis.
UNIQUE! Helpful study guides at the end of each chapter help you review and apply what you have learned.
Versatile text is perfect for a variety of language disorder courses, and serves as a great reference tool for professional practitioners.
Highly regarded lead author Rhea Paul lends her expertise in diagnosing and managing pediatric language disorders.
Communication development milestones are printed on the inside front cover for quick access. Chapter objectives summarize what you can expect to learn in each chapter.Updated content features the latest research, theories, trends and techniques in the field.
Information on autism incorporated throughout the text
Best practices in preliteracy and literacy instruction
The role of the speech-language pathologist on school literacy teams and in response to intervention
New reference sources Student/Professional Resources on Evolve include an image bank, video clips, and references linked to PubMed.