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ISBN-10 013703024XISBN-13 9780137030248
ISBN-10 0137000081ISBN-13 9780137000081
Author(s): Robert E. Owens,; Dale Evan Metz; Kimberly A. Farinella
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Copyright year: © 2011 Pages: 600

For students taking introductory courses in communication sciences and disorders.

A comprehensive overview of the fields of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, written with an emphasis on real life cases and evidence-based practice.

Comprehensive yet compact and user-friendly, the fourth edition of Introduction to Communication Disorders takes a unique lifespan perspective that enables students to focus both on disorders and also on how these disorders impact on the lives of individuals. Through case studies, technical illustrations, best practices boxes, and other features, each chapter describes a specific disorder, related assessment, and applicable intervention methods — all with a foundation in evidence-based practices.

More than a simple catalog of communication disorders, this relaxed and readable introductory text illustrates each chapter with a detailed case study. In addition, the new and completely revised fourth edition of this book has been updated to include new features, new research, and new material.