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Management of Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adults

Target Group: Graduate students and practicing speech-language pathologists interested in serving children and adults with neurologic communication disorders.

Management of Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adults emphasizes how to make clinical decisions based on the underlying neuropathology and severity of the disorder. The third edition of this must-have book covers basic neurologic and general information associated with the various diseases, disorders, and syndromes that cause motor speech disorders, and it will serve as an excellent reference source for those practicing in a medical setting. This text contains several noteworthy modifications.

  1. DVD – contains 26 video segments showing children and adults with dysarthria and apraxia of speech engaged in a range of speaking tasks. Intelligibility, aerodynamic, and endoscopic assessments of speech performance are illustrated, as are brief demonstrations and interviews with a prosthodontist and a speech-language pathologist involved in respiratory, palatal lift, and nasal obturation interventions.   
  2. ANCDS - content from the eight recently published practice guidelines developed by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) for the motor speech disorders field are integrated into this edition.
  3. ICF - terminology and concepts of the International Classification of Function, Disability and Health (ICF) model are integrated through the book
  4. New Chapter 13 - lists conditions associated with motor speech disorders and summarizes the medical aspects and speech characteristics of various conditions.
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