This comprehensive textbook for undergraduate-level anatomy and physiology courses in communication sciences and disorders programs is neither oversimplified nor excessively detailed. The book is written with clinical endpoints in mind, and only thosetopics that are ultimately important to understanding, evaluating, and managing clients with speech, hearing, and swallowing disorders are covered.
Drawn from the best-selling Preclinical Speech Science: Anatomy, Physiology, Acoustics, and Perception, Second Edition textbook (Hixon, Weismer, & Hoit, 2014), the authors distilled and simplified the chapters on breathing and speech production, laryngealfunction and speech production, velopharyngeal-nasal function and speech production, pharyngeal-oral function and speech production, brain structures and mechanisms, and swallowing to ensure they are approachable for entry-level students. They also added a new chapter on the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system.
- Numerous beautiful, full-color illustrations
- Presents complex information clearly in a concise, easy-to-understand manner
- Written with a practical focus in mind
- Supplementary resources on a PluralPlus companion website, including an image bank, study questions, exercises, and powerpoints
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Breathing and Speech Production
Chapter 3. Laryngeal Function and Speech Production
Chapter 4. Velopharyngeal-Nasal Function and Speech Production
Chapter 5. Pharyngeal-Oral Function and Speech Production
Chapter 6. Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory System
Chapter 7. Brain Structures and Mechanisms for Speech, Language, and Hearing
Chapter 8. Swallowing