Why adopt this textbook:Provides a developmental focus that provides a better understanding of the nature of craniofacial problems and the timetable for management and treatmentCovers material in a data-driven and evidenced based format, blending scholarly and clinical informationWell-illustrated with clear colored pictures-many of which are actual structures and people rather than line drawings-including pre- and post-treatment resultsPresents the role of the speech-language pathologist in all aspects of care (i.e., before and after surgery from infancy to adulthood)Emphasizes oral conditions (dental and occlusal) that impact speech in the school-aged childFull color text with more than 200 images
Compared with other textbooks this book covers:An entire chapter devoted to adults with cleft lip and palate underscoring quality of lifeAn entire chapter on the school-aged childA detailed chapter devoted to alveolar bone graft with detailed photo illustration and discussion of treatment outcomeDetailed chapter on maxillary advancement with detailed photos, discussion of treatment outcomes related to speech, airway, and hearingPresentation of surgical treatment based on development ageChapter on hearing offers a practical approach to ear problems and hearing loss associated with cleft and craniofacial anomalies, and provides a summary of hearing tests that should be familiar to the reader and suggestions about counseling familiesChapters on Speech Characteristics and Assessment are written from a speech science perspective and evidence-based
David J. Zajac, PhD, CCC-SLP, is professor in the Department of Dental Ecology, School of Dentistry, and adjunct in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Department of Allied Health Sciences, School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also serves as director of speech-language pathology in the Craniofacial Center.
Dr. Zajac completed his master's degree and doctoral degree in communicative disorders at the University of Pittsburgh. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with craniofacial disorders. His research interests include the acoustics and aerodynamics of speech production by normal individuals and those with cleft palate. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health for more than fifteen years. He has presented numerous research papers, written six book chapters, and authored or coauthored more than forty research articles. Dr. Zajac is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and past associate editor for the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.
Linda D. Vallino, PhD, CCC-SLP/A, is head of the Craniofacial Outcomes Research Laboratory and Senior Speech Scientist at the Center for Pediatric Auditory and Speech Sciences at Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, where she also serves on the Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Team. She is professor of pediatrics at The Sidney Kimmel Medical College-Thomas Jefferson University, and adjunct associate professor in the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Delaware.
Dr. Vallino completed her doctoral degree at the University of Pittsburgh and master's degree in clinical evaluative sciences at Dartmouth College. She has more than twenty-five years of experience in the areas of cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies. Her research interests are measuring treatment outcomes, assessing speech intelligibility using automated speech recognition technology, and evidence-based practice for improving patient care. She has presented papers to professional groups and published articles, book chapters, and reviews related to this specialty. Dr. Vallino is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
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
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.
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.