Handbook of Lang and Speech Di
ISBN: 140515862X
EAN13: 9781405158626
Language: English
Pages: 650
Dimensions: 2.00" H x 10.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 3.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview
Through contributions from leading experts in the fields of communication science, The Handbook of Speech and Language Disorders presents a comprehensive survey detailing the state of the art in speech, language, and cognitive/intellectual disorders. Provides the first in-depth exploration of the rapidly expanding field of communication disorders Examines the current debates, landmark studies, and central themes in the discipline, including analytical methods and assessment Includes contributions from more than 20 leading scholars to provide an extraordinary breadth of coverage of this growing, multi-disciplinary field Features a foundations section that deals with issues of central importance to all research in the field, including social and practical considerations in classification and diversity, genetic syndromes, and principles of assessment and intervention
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover The Handbook of Speech and Language Disorders presents acomprehensive survey of the latest research in communicationdisorders. Reflecting the rapid advances in the field, the Handbook features in-depth coverage of the major disordersof language and speech, including perception. Contributions fromleading experts explore current issues, landmark studies, and themain topics and themes in the fields of communication sciences anddisorders, and include relevant information on analytical methodsand assessment. A series of foundational chapters covers a varietyof important general principles irrespective of specific disorders.These chapters focus on such topics as classification, diversityconsiderations, intelligibility, the impact of genetic syndromes, and principles of assessment and intervention. Other chapters covera wide range of language, speech, and cognitive/intellectualdisorders. With an extraordinary breadth and depth of coverage in the mostcrucial aspects of this growing field, The Handbook of Speechand Language Disorders is an invaluable guide for cliniciansand researchers, and a rich source of information for students inspeech-language pathology, linguistics, psychology andeducation.