Clinical Methods and Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology - Seventh Edition

M.N. Hegde
SKU: P909
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M.N. Hegde

Details: 413 pages, B&W, Softcover, 6" x 9"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-691-4

Publication Date: 01/02/2024

With major content updates and enhanced supporting online materials, the seventh edition of Clinical Methods and Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology remains an essential resource for students in speech-language pathology who are about to begin their clinical practicum. The text is a comprehensive source of information that will help establish clear expectations for both student clinicians and clinical supervisors. It is hoped that students who read this book prior to starting their clinical practicum will be better prepared to meet the exciting and yet often challenging task of providing ethical and effective services to children and adults with communication disorders. Readers will gain an understanding of the structure of different clinical practicum sites; principles of ethical practices; conduct, behavior, and competencies expected of them; justifiable expectations of their clinical supervisors; and the many fundamental principles of assessment and intervention across most disorders of communication.

The book is divided into two sections: clinical practicum and clinical methods in speech-language pathology. These sections provide coverage of the structural and functional aspects of clinical practicum in a variety of settings. The author emphasizes that clinical practicum is an exciting learning experience. The students will understand what is expected of them in each setting and what they can expect from their clinical supervisors. An overview of treatment methods that apply across disorders is also included.

New to the Seventh Edition

  • Two new chapters:
  • Chapter 5 on assessment, which includes a sample assessment report 
  • Chapter 6 on clinical reports, treatment plans, and data documentation
  • The clinical methods sections include new and expanded information on assessment, target behaviors, and treatment strategies for all disorders of communication
  • The section on clinical practicum in public schools has been expanded to reflect the current guidelines and practices
  • Infused multicultural issues into all relevant chapters and consequently eliminated a separate chapter on the topic
  • Updated information on ASHA’s new or current requirements and guidelines for clinical practicum and certification in speech-language pathology
  • Expanded and updated ASHA guidelines on telepractice
  • Summary of ASHA’s latest position on the qualifications of clinical supervisors
  • Information on the qualifications and scope of practice of speech-language pathology assistants in various settings 
  • Added chapter summary questions so students can assess their understanding of the material 
  • Significantly enhanced the suite of online resources, including more in-depth PowerPoint slides and a new test bank for instructors, plus sample reports, recording sheets, and templates for students

Key Features

  • Outlines open each chapter and provide a summary of the key topics
  • A comprehensive glossary allows readers to easily find and define important terms or concepts
  • Bulleted and boxed information for easy access
  • Online supporting materials for students and instructors 

PluralPlus Online Ancillary Materials

  • For instructors: PowerPoint Slides, Test Bank
  • For students and clinicians:
    • Assessment Procedures and Reports
    • Baserate Procedures and Recording Forms
    • Probe Data Recording Form Examples and Templates
    • Treatment Procedure and Data Recording Forms
    • Treatment Plans
    • Treatment Progress Reports
    • Glossary of Medical Abbreviations
    • Glossary of Educational Abbreviations
    • Referral Letter