Fluency Disorders: Stuttering, Cluttering, and Related Fluency Problems - Second Edition

Kenneth J. Logan
SKU: P752
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Kenneth J. Logan

Details: 609 pages, B&W, Softcover, 8.5"x11"

ISBN:13 978-1-63550-147-6

Published: 16/11/2022

Fluency Disorders: Stuttering, Cluttering, and Related Fluency Problems, Second Edition is a vital resource for graduate courses on stuttering and related disorders of fluency. This thoroughly updated text features accessible and comprehensive coverage of fluency disorders across a range of clinical populations, including those with developmental and acquired stuttering, cluttering, and various types of developmental and acquired language impairment.

Information in the text is aligned with current standards for clinical certification specified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Council for Clinical Certification (CFCC). Readers will learn practical strategies and methods for how to assess and treat fluency disorders in preschool and school-aged children, teens, and adults.

The text is organized into five key sections: Foundational Concepts, Neurodevelopmental Stuttering, Other Types of Fluency Disorders, Clinical Assessment, and Intervention Approaches. Together, these topics make the comprehensive Fluency Disorders a truly distinguishable text in the field of speech-language pathology.

Key Features

  • Content that emphasizes clinical practice as well as client/patient experiences
  • Discussion of fluency disorders in the context of communicative functioning and quality of life
  • Chapter objectives begin each chapter and highlight key topics
  • "Questions to Consider" conclude each chapter to help readers apply their knowledge
  • Readers learn to organize information around clinical principles and frameworks

New to the Second Edition

  • New larger 8.5" x 11" trim size
  • Updated and expanded references throughout
  • Reorganized outline and increased coverage of treatment and counseling information
  • Expanded use of text boxes to help readers relate chapter concepts to clinical practice
  • Access to a PluralPlus companion website with PowerPoint lecture slides for instructors and clinical forms, skill-building activities, video demonstrations, and a list of suggested readings for students

Review

"The purpose of the text is to provide students and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) with a current and thorough text on fluency disorders, including etiology, assessment, and treatment. The primary focus of the book is neurodevelopment stuttering (childhood onset), but the text also incorporates cluttering and acquired fluency disorders. The text includes evidenced-based practice as well as client perspectives and experiences. This is a truly comprehensive text, which is aligned with the standards of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Council for Clinical Certification (CFCC). The companion website provides instructors with helpful examples and assignments, as well as PowerPoint resources.[...] The author is a recognized expert in the field of fluency disorders, with numerous publications. As a person who stutters, he not only provides clinical expertise but can speak from experience about his experiences within therapy.
This 609-page, paperback text includes 18 chapters that are organized in five sections: Foundational Concepts, Neurodevelopmental Stuttering, Other Types of Fluency Disorders, Assessment, and Treatment. Each chapter includes a summary and a section of practical application questions. The first three sections provide comprehensive discussions and examples of different types of fluency disorders. The assessment section thoroughly discusses the assessment process from planning to currently available assessment tools, provided rating scales, and challenges in diagnosing across ages and concomitant diagnoses. Therapy planning is also addressed in depth. The chapters addressing therapy include interventions for preschool, school aged children, adolescents, and adults, with an emphasis on holistic therapy. Helpful tables and examples are provided. Numerous current references are provided for each chapter."
—Suzanne M Welty, MA, EdD, CCC, Biola University, in Doody's Reviews (April 2021)