Motor Speech Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment - Fourth Edition

Don Freed
SKU: P906
Ship to
Shipping Method
Estimated Delivery
No shipping options

Don Freed

Details: 381 pages, Full Color, Soft Cover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-607-5

Publication Date: 8/12/2023


Motor Speech Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment, Fourth Edition offers a detailed yet streamlined introduction to motor speech disorders for graduate speech-language pathology students and beginning clinicians. The text begins with a brief historical overview of motor speech disorders, providing useful context for understanding the technology and methodology used by today’s speech-language pathologists for assessment and treatment. The book also provides a practical introduction to the human motor system with 45 full-color anatomical illustrations enabling readers to more easily understand the challenging material.  A full chapter is dedicated to the assessment of the disorders and includes a detailed explanation of the complete motor speech examination.

The majority of the text is focused on the six pure dysarthrias, mixed dysarthria, and apraxia of speech. Throughout these chapters, a consistent organization is maintained to facilitate the reader’s understanding of the disorders. Each chapter begins with the neurological basis of the condition, then covers the causes of the disorder, an examination of the relevant speech characteristics, and key evaluation tasks specific to the disorder; and concludes with treatment procedures.

Key Features

  • The author uses an uncomplicated presentation of neurological conditions with an accessible writing style
  • Chapter outlines identify the major topics discussed in each chapter
  • A concise summary effectively wraps up each chapter to emphasize key points for students
  • End-of-chapter study questions prompt review and application of topics discussed in each chapter
  • 230 bolded key terms throughout with an end-of-book glossary
  • 18 clinical cases with videos of real patients with motor speech disorders

New to the Fourth Edition

  • Several new illustrations providing insight into how certain diseases affect the motor system
  • New information/developments related to:Many updated references and citations in nearly every chapter 
    • conditions that can cause dysarthria
    • assessment of dysarthria and apraxia of speech
    • treatment tasks, with particular focus on evidence-based procedure
  • Glossary eFlashcards for students

PluralPlus Online Ancillaries

  • For instructors: PowerPoint slides, Test bank, Image Bank, Clinical Case Videos
  • For students: eFlashcards, Clinical Case Videos