Throughout the text, the authors address new questions and issues resulting from the rapidly evolving technology. The authors detail the effects of more and younger children receiving cochlear implants entering into school systems and discuss the emerging and increased role of the speech pathologist. The book is the ideal guide and supplies the school professional with tools for providing the best possible direction and options for children with cochlear implants.
Patricia M. Chute, EdD, is Professor and Chair of the Division of Health Professions at Mercy College, in Dobbs Ferry, New York.
Mary Ellen Nevins, is Cochlear Implant Specialist, Private Practice, Michigan, and was formerly Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Deafness at Kean University, New Jersey.
This unique text is designed to provide information on best practices assessment of implant candidacy as well as the postoperative assessment of performance over the long term. This book is written for audiologists, speech-language pathologists and deaf educators to serve as a clinical handbook on the assessment tools and therapeutic intervention that are critical during the pre- and post-implant periods. Given that the numbers of both adult and pediatric cochlear implant recipients continue to increase, more and more clinicians will be expected to gain and maintain a level of experience surrounding the clinical management of this population. Though this book contains useful information for even the most seasoned clinicians, it will serve an especially important role in the education and training of students and clinicians being introduced to cochlear implant clinical practice. Having an experienced audiologist and speech-language pathologist authoring this work unites the inter-disciplinary nature of this practice.
New to this edition:New chapters on neurocognitive assessment, dual language learning, early literacy, family-centered habilitation, and development of evidence-based programsExpanded chapters on device programming, education, and auditory brainstem implantsUpdates in research and clinical practices in assessment and management
This exciting new book written by two highly respected audiologists first traces the history of its study by researchers, then reviews the evidence, both direct and indirect, supporting its reality. This is followed by a discussion of the possible causes of the phenomenon and in-depth analysis of illustrative cases. The authors outline a systematic approach to the clinical detection, evaluation and amelioration of individuals who exhibit binaural interference. Suggestions are furnished on improved techniques for evaluation of the binaural advantage in general and on sensitized detection of the disorder in particular. The book ends with recommendations for future directions.
Given the adverse impact of binaural interference on auditory function and its occurrence in a significant subset of the population with hearing loss, as well as in some individuals with normal-hearing sensitivity, research on binaural interference only recently has begun to flourish, and adaptation of audiologic clinical practice to identify, assess, and manage individuals with binaural interference has yet to become widespread. The authors intend for the book to provide impetus for pursuing further research and to encourage audiologists to explore the possibility of binaural interference when patient complaints suggest it and when performing audiologic evaluations.
The book is intended for practicing clinical audiologists, audiology students, and hearing scientists.
Topics include: definition and description of language theories of language development precursors for language development language skills, which includes prelinguistic, earlier and later linguistic, and metalinguistic collaborative professional relationships language delays, disorders, and differences aspects of the process of evaluation aspects of the process of intervention
Communication Development and Disorders for Partners in Service equips participants in the service provision continuum to describe the components of language; interpret the implications of theories of language for interaction, evaluation, and intervention; describe the accomplishments in typical language development; compare and contrast typical with atypical language development; and describe the continuum of evaluation and intervention with appreciation of their contributions to this process.
The book includes all the necessary audiological principles needed for any SLP student to become competent in test assessment and the diagnosis of hearing disorders. Mastery of this text will enable the future clinician practice in a wider patient base.
In addition to being useful in undergraduate training programs as a primary or supplementary text, the book will also be valuable for SLPs who have been in the trenches for a number of years and feel they need to have their knowledge of audiology refreshed or updated. Because the author has focused on using nontechnical or laymans terminology in explaining the various scientific and clinical concepts/principles in this field, he also believes that parents, relatives, or significant others of hearing impaired patients will also find this book useful for understanding the problems experienced by their loved ones.
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