Communication and Swallow Changes in Healthy Aging Adults summarizes and presents the available research on healthy aging adults’ performance and abilities in the following areas: auditory comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking, writing, voice and motor speech abilities, cognition, and swallowing. This text also presents principles from the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and its applications to aging adults. One of the first texts to cover these principles, this book will address the need for a comprehensive view of communication and swallow issues in aging for students of speech-language pathology.
Speech-language pathologist students will learn how to fully compare what would be considered normal for their elderly patients rather than overestimating or underestimating what aging adults are capable of doing. Knowing what would be considered within the spectrum of normal, will help speech-language pathologists to address therapy as effectively as possible. Having this information at hand is particularly important as the nation’s population is aging at a rapid rate and there is a need for evidence-based practice in speech-language pathology.
Written in an easy to follow format, Communication and Swallow Changes in Healthy Aging Adults includes original research data, discussion questions and a list of Quick Facts at the end of each chapter to summarize key points. This text will serve as a useful resource as students see elderly clients in on-campus speech and hearing clinics and when they intern at hospitals and long-term care facilities.
Features and Benefits
- Quick Facts at the end of each chapter summarizing key points
- Discussion questions for instructor use
- Useful resource for on-campus clinics and internships
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction and Theoretical Perspectives. Angela N. Burda, PhD, CCC-SLP
Chapter 2 Cognition. Angela N. Burda, PhD, CCC-SLP
Chapter 3 Auditory Comprehension. Angela N. Burda, PhD, CCC-SLP
Chapter 4 Reading Comprehension. Angela N. Burda, PhD, CCC-SLP, and Jill L. Champley, PhD, CCC-SLP
Chapter 5 Verbal Expression. Angela N. Burda, PhD, CCC-SLP
Chapter 6 Writing. Angela N. Burda, PhD, CCC-SLP
Chapter 7 Voice and Motor Speech Abilities. Todd A. Bohnenkamp, PhD, CCC-SLP, and Carlin F. Hageman, PhD, CCC-SLP
Chapter 8 Swallowing. Julia D. Edgar, PhD, CCC-SLP
Chapter 9 Principles of the WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF): Applications for the Community Dwelling Elderly Population. Travis T. Threats, PhD, CCC-SLP
Tests for Adults