This edition continues to explore the underlying nature of communication problems by explaining current theory and research and presenting the “nuts and bolts” of clinical therapy.
The leading book on the market for introductory courses in communication disorders, Human Communication Disorders, Seventh Edition, covers a broad range of topics at a level of depth appropriate for students. Experts in speech-language pathology and audiology place disorders in perspective, define basic theories of causation, introduce identifying characteristics, and present an overview of procedures for evaluation and treatment. Coverage of cultural and linguistic diversity as well as evidence-based practice reflects trends in the discipline. This edition continues to ensure that beginning students receive a strong foundation in communication disorders. It also provides extensive coverage of topics ranging from craniofacial disorders to communication delays and disorders in young children from the personal perspectives by expert chapter authors. Case studies and study questions enhance the learning experience.
Highlights of the new edition include: Fully updated information on the most recent research in the field; new chapters on genetics, literacy development and disorders, aural rehabilitation, dysphagia, and neurogenic speech disorders introduce students to these emerging areas of study; shorter chapters written at an undergraduate, exploratory level make the material easier for beginning students to digest.