Clinical Decision Making in Fluency Disorders is back in a new fourth edition and has been thoroughly updated with recent advances in the field and a current review of the literature. It continues to focus on therapeutic tools for the speech-language pathologist to assist clients who stutter. Written with enthusiasm and creativity, the text centers not only on increasing fluency, but also on the therapeutic journey by reviewing goals, techniques for assessment and counseling, and ongoing disorder management.
Clinical Decision Making in Fluency Disorders will benefit graduate students who are beginning their comprehensive study of fluency disorders, as well as professional clinicians expanding their knowledge of this specialty area. This text provides clinical insights to assist people who stutter with their ability to communicate and enhance their quality of life. A PluralPlus companion website includes access to audio and video samples of speakers and clinicians, and PowerPoint slides that corresponded to the chapters.
New to this edition:
- A new chapter on the nature of change.
- Additional Clinical Decision Making and Clinical Insight boxes with vignettes that illustrate distinctive clinical examples and unique perspectives.
- Reorganization of chapters for better flow of material.
- Added or expanded sections on mindfulness, bilingualism, stigma and shame, and more.
- Rewritten sections on genetics and the possibility of genetic engineering.
PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITION
Manning is one of the few authors who can present the disorder of stuttering to readers who do not stutter in a way that makes sense. This text presents the totality of the stuttering disorder in way that is logical, comprehensive, and supported by evidence (frommultiple sources).
--Robert W. Quesal, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Professor at Western Illinois University
Chapter 1. The Effective Clinician
Chapter 2. The Nature of Fluent and Nonfluent Speech: The Onset of Stuttering
Chapter 3. A Historical Perspective on Etiologies and the Development of Stuttering
Chapter 4. The Assessment Process with Young Speakers: Preschool and School-Age Children
Chapter 5. Beginning the Assessment Process with Adolescents and Adults
Chapter 6. Understanding the Nature of Change
Chapter 7. Counseling and People Who Stutter and Their Families
Chapter 8. The Therapeutic Process: Facilitating a Journey of Change
Chapter 9. Facilitating Fluency for Preschool and School-Age Children
Chapter 10. Successful Management of Stuttering for Adolescents and Adults
Chapter 11. Assessment and Management for Atypical Fluency Disorders
Chapter 12. Indicators of Successful Change during Treatment
Chapter 13. Indicators of Successful Change Following Treatment
Appendix A. Useful Links for Information and Support
Appendix B. The Fluency Bank
About The Authors
Walter H. Manning, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Professor Emeritus at the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Memphis. He has published more than 100 articles on issues related to fluency disorders in a variety of professional journals and has presented on many occasions to regional, national, and international audiences. He has been an editorial consultant for several professional journals and from 1997-2016 was an Associate Editor for The Journal of Fluency Disorders. He is a BoardCertified Specialist in Fluency Disorders (Retired), a fellow of ASHA and has received the honors of the Tennessee Association.
Anthony DiLollo, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor of communication sciences and disorders at Wichita State University.
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