Caroline Bowen’s Children’s Speech Sound Disorders will be welcomed
by experienced and novice clinicians, clinical educators, and students in the
field of speech-language pathology/speech and language therapy for its practical,
clinical focus. Drawing on the evidence base where possible, and making important
theory to practice links overt, Bowen enhances her comprehensive account of
assessment and clinical management of children with protracted or problematic
speech development, with the addition of forty nine expert essays. These unique
contributions are authored by fifty one internationally respected academicians,
clinicians, researchers and thinkers representing a range of work settings,
expertise, paradigms and theoretical orientations. In response to frequently
asked questions about their work they address key theoretical, assessment, intervention,
and service delivery issues.
Bowen’s undisputed enthusiasm for her topic, concern for client care, emphasis on the role and participation of families in intervention, and four decades of dealing with the realities of hands-on clinical practice permeate the work, affirming what speech and language clinicians do, on a day-to-day basis, with children with mild, moderate, severe and persistent difficulties with speech acquisition.
Table of Contents
PART 1: A PRACTICAL UPDATE.
Chapter 1:The Evolution of Current Practices.
Chapter 2: Terminology, Classification, Description and Assessment.
Chapter 3: Special Populations.
Chapter 4: Intervention Approaches.
Chapter 5: ‘Common’, ‘Best’ and Evidence-Based Practice.
PART 2: SPEECH INTERVENTION IN EVERYDAY PRACTICE.
Chapter 6: Symptomatic Management of Moderate and Severe Disorders.
Chapter 7: Treatment Schedules, Levels and Options.
Chapter 8: Targets, Tips, Tricks and Insights.
Chapter 9: Working with PACT.
Chapter 10: Directions and Reflections.