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AuthorOwens, Robert E
TitleIntroduction to communication disorders : a life span perspective / Robert E. Owens Jr., Dale E. Metz, Adelaide Haas
Imprint Boston : Allyn and Bacon, c2003
Edition 2nd ed
Descript xix, 588 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. + 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.)


Journey: From student to professional: Helping others to help themselves ; Professionals ; Service through the life cycle ; Professional organizations ; Communication disorders in historic perspective -- Typical and disordered communication: Human communication ; Communication impairments -- Anatomy and physiology related to speech, hearing, and language: Respiratory system ; Laryngeal system ; Articulatory/Resonating system ; Nervous system ; Motor speech control ; Speech production process -- Communication development: Chronology -- Assessment and intervention: Differences, dialects, disorders ; Is there a problem? ; Defining the problem ; Intervention with communication disorders -- Childhood language impairments: Associated disorders and related causes ; Aspects of language affected ; Assessment ; Intervention -- Adult language impairments: Aphasia ; Right hemisphere injury ; Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) ; Dementia -- Fluency disorders: Effects of stuttering across the life span ; Fluent speech versus stuttering ; Onset and development of stuttering through the life span ; Theories and conceptualizations of stuttering ; Theraputic techniques used with young children ; Therapeutic techniques used with older children and adults who stutter ; Effectiveness of stuttering intervention through the life span -- Voice and voice disorders: Pitch and the pitch-changing mechanism ; Vocal intensity and the intensity-changing mechanism ; Changes in voice production through the life span ; Disorders of voice ; Voice evaluation and voice therapy -- Disorders of articulation and phonology: Understanding speech sounds ; Associated disorders and related causes ; Language and dialectal variations ; Assessment ; Intervention -- Cleft lip and cleft palate: Development of the face and palate ; Cleft lip and palate classification systems ; Clinical features of clefts ; Etiologies of clefts ; Incidence of clefts ; Gender and racial difference ; Cleft palate team and general management issues ; Communicative problems associated with clefts -- Neurogenic speech disorders: Causes ; Cerebral palsy ; Dysarthrias ; Apraxia of speech -- Disorders of swallowing: Swallowing process ; Evaluation for swallowing ; Dysphagia intervention and treatment -- Audiology and disorders of hearing: What is audiology ; Fundamentals of sound ; Types of hearing loss ; Central audiology processing disorders ; Degrees of hearing loss ; Deafness and deaf culture ; Audiological testing procedures ; Aural habilitation/rehabilitation -- Augmentative and alternative communication: Types of AAC ; Speech and AAC ; Theory and reality ; Life span issues ; Assessment considerations ; Intervention considerations

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