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ISBN-13 9780132876971ISBN-10 0132876973
ISBN-10 0132658127ISBN-13 9780132658126
Author(s): Elena Plante; Pélagie M. Beeson
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 408

For courses in Introduction to Communication Disorders.

Featuring contributions from leading experts, this introduction to communication disorders blends science, clinical applications, and introductory concepts to help students develop a sound understanding of the field.

Appropriate for both majors and non-majors, the text’s consistent format and unifying organization address communication disorders involving articulation, fluency, voice and swallowing, language, and hearing. Focusing on communication disorders over the lifespan, the text balances speech-language pathology and audiology and includes separate chapters devoted to child and adult disorders. This edition includes a new chapter on pediatric audiology; expanded discussion of language acquisition; and more information on autism, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, and childhood aphasia. Case illustrations, figures, and photographs are used liberally to illustrate concepts and a capstone chapter highlights possible careers.