Assessment of Communication Disorders in Children: Resources and Protocols - 4th Edition

M.N. Hegde and Frances Pomaville
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M.N. Hegde and Frances Pomaville

Details: 444 pages, B&W, Softcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-266-4

Publication Date: 1/03/2021

Assessment of Communication Disorders in Children: Resources and Protocols, Fourth Edition offers a unique combination of scholarly information, invaluable resources, and time-saving protocols on assessment of the full range of communication disorders in children, including nonverbal or minimally verbal children.

Most resource books offer limited research and scholarly information, thus making them unsuitable as textbooks for academic courses on assessment and diagnosis. Similarly, most traditional textbooks do not include practical, easy-to-use, and time-saving resources and protocols that the practicing clinicians can readily use during assessment sessions. By combining the strengths of traditional texts with newer assessment resources and protocols, this one-of-a-kind book offers a single, comprehensive source that is suitable as a textbook and useful as a practical clinical resource.

This bestselling and trusted text:

  • Includes an extensive discussion of issues in using standardized tests along with detailed information on psychometric principles and offers a detailed discussion of alternative assessment approaches that minimize the problems inherent to standardized tests
  • Describes a new, comprehensive, and integrated assessment approach that derives its strengths from the traditional as well as several alternative approaches
  • Addresses the multicultural issues in assessing communication disorders in children and integrates culturally responsive assessment procedures into the assessment protocols
  • Contains two chapters for each disorder: one on resources that offers scholarly and research background and one on resources that describe practical procedures and protocols that save the clinician’s preparation time
  • Includes access to a PluralPlus companion website which allows clinicians to view, modify, and print the assessment protocols for their personal use

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Lecture slides for instructors on the PluralPlus companion website
  • A new section on the assessment of voice in transgender and gender diverse adolescents
  • A new section on selective mutism in bilingual children, included in alternative and integrated assessment of ethnoculturally diverse children
  • All normative tables placed in relevant chapter appendices for quick access
  • The content has been updated throughout to reflect the current state of research
  • Updated diagnostic features of all childhood communication disorders
  • All protocols streamlined and edited for precision (in book and on website)
  • Updated resources for commonly used assessment instruments and standardized tests, now available on the companion website
  • All defined and key terms are now bolded
  • Simplified writing style and reduced redundancy for increased readability and comprehension


"This book covers the needs of children with communication disorders and the processes necessary to complete high-quality assessments. It covers all aspects of assessments for children of all ages, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds. The website materials include helpful lecture slides for instructors.
The purpose is to provide clinicians with both scholarly information on disorders of communication as well as practical protocols for assessing them. The book addresses multicultural issues, with chapters on literacy and a wide variety of voice disorders.
Students, faculty, and speech-language pathologists in schools and clinics will benefit from referring to this book anytime they have a need for up-to-date information on assessing children. The authors went to great lengths to include the most recent research and clinical information. This is one of those books that speech-language pathologists will reference throughout their careers.
The book reviews each type of disorder completely, whether it be speech sound production or complex communication needs. All of the chapters are well written. There is no single chapter that is better than another.
I love this book! The authors include the tried-and-true areas of assessments as well as the new areas. The needs of the child undergoing assessment are met in both basic and complex ways. Each area is carefully attended to enable students, clinicians, and others to identify what is best for the child."
—Lorelei J. Peirson, MA, Biola University, in Doody's Book Reviews (July 2021)