Auditory Processing Disorders: Assessment, Management, and Treatment - Third Edition

Donna Geffner and Deborah Ross-Swain
SKU: P679
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Details: Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 7 x 10" 1 lbs
Included Media: Companion Website
ISBN13: 978-1-94488-341-6
Release Date: 31/01/2018

Auditory Processing Disorders: Assessment, Management, and Treatment, Third Edition details the definition, behaviours, and co-morbidity of auditory processing disorders while educating the reader on the most current practices for audiological and speech-language assessment of APD, including its impact on literacy and language processing. Practical rehabilitation, management strategies, and direct evidence based treatment programs, including the use of technology, are covered in detail.

This third edition presents the tireless ongoing study, research, and clinical application by the best minds in the field of APD whose work is changing the way clinicians are affecting the lives of thousands of individuals who struggle with APD. This edition emerges as a more thorough study of the discipline, with new authors as well as familiar known experts, new models, evidence based treatment, new approaches from around the globe, and discoveries to render the science more definitive.

The Third Edition includes a global perspective of auditory processing including the latest in evidence base treatment programs. Such additions include:

  • New chapters from internationally renowned authors such as Harvey Dillon, Sharron Cameron (Australia), Doris Bamiou (South America), Vivian Illiadou (Greece), and Carol Lau, (Canada).
  • New chapters addressing neurological brain damage and its impact on auditory processing, psychiatric disorders associated with auditory processing, the impact of otitis media on auditory processing skills, and new methods for diagnosing (spatialized noise test).
  • A new chapter on psychological testing and what psychologists contribute to the full battery of testing, diagnosis, and knowledge base of APD, endorsing an intra-professional collaboration.
  • A new chapter on an evidence based program known as CAPDOTS from Carol Lau in Vancouver with data to support its use in deficit specific remediation.
  • A thoroughly updated chapter from Nina Kraus and her laboratory colleagues at Brain Volts, Northwestern University with a new perspective on categorizing and assessing APD.
  • Updated chapters reflect the current research on AN/AD and the newest relevant tests for the SLP to administer when screening for APD, and treating the phonological aspects of the disorder. Familiar chapters have been updated such as current testing, controversies, and federal law.
  • Continued writings from the names most recognized as experts such as Gail Chermak, Frank Musiek, Jack Katz, Jim Jerger, Harvey Dillon, Gail Richards and Teri Bellis, a "Who's Who." James Jerger has written the Foreword.
  • ASHA expert Janet McCarty presents information and advice on private third party payors and government agencies for coding and reimbursement.
  • Updated images of new FM systems and Apps for treatment.
  • New and updated resources such as web links, references, technology and apps.
  • Content has been edited to be more concise and user friendly for increased readability and comprehension. Key Points, chapter summary and introductions to each chapter continue to be included to help the reader seek out the salient points.
  • The book was condensed based on reviewer feedback so that it can be used for a semester of study in the discipline with ease of reading and coursework.

The third edition now includes a PluralPlus companion website with added content for continued comprehensive coverage of APD. Auditory Processing Disorders is a highly practical book designed specifically for practicing clinicians and instructors, both audiologists and speech-language pathologists. It contains a comprehensive review of APD and is an excellent resource for upper level audiology students and for educated parents, teachers and other professionals wishing to learn more about APD for themselves, their child and their practice.