Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders 5th Edition

Franklin Silverman and Lynda Miller
SKU: 14221
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Details: 376 pages • 7 X 10, softcover

ISBN13: 978-1-416-41008-9

Released: 2016


The fifth edition of Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders uses detailed illustrations and easy-to-read text to introduce the broad range of topics in the field. Its contents provide a clear organizational structure in five sections:

  • Communication and Communication Disorders
  • Language Development and Disorders
  • Speech Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • The Profession of Communication Sciences and Disorders

New to the fifth edition:

  • The informal writing style makes the content more readable and easier to grasp. This is especially helpful for students encountering most of these topics for the first time.
  • The content can be covered in one semester.
  • Sections have been added on assessing voice and adult neurogenic disorders.
  • Information on diversity and multicultural issues has been updated and expanded.
  • This textbook now discusses the impact of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders–Fifth Edition (DSM-5) on the field of communication sciences and disorders, especially as it affects the communication needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
  • Also included in this edition is a description of how evidence-based practices have emerged to guide clinicians providing services to clients with communication disorders.
  • Embedded quick response codes (QR), take the reader directly to the relevant videos and websites.
  • All the chapters have been thoroughly updated, revised, and reorganized.
  • All references have been completely updated.