The discipline of communication sciences and disorders is an exciting field that appreciates the wonders and complexities of human communication. Case Studies in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Second Edition is an informativeand relevant text that addresses the myriad disorders, deficits, diseases, and disabilities that can lay waste to the incredible systems involved in communication. It provides engaging factual and historical information about each of the majorcommunication disorders.
The case studies presented in each chapter uncover the functional barriers encountered by clients of practising speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Each chapter provides a scholarly overview of a communication disorder with anemphasis on etiology, diagnosis, and treatment and uses several case studies to illustrate the many different presentations of each disorder. Over 50 case studies reflect true clinical practice and include detailed patient histories that givehumanity and depth to the patient-clinician relationship.
Chapter Topics in the fully-updated second edition include language delays and disorders; articulation and phonology disorders; stuttering; voice and resonance disorders; aphasia; motor speech disorders; dysphagia; traumatic braininjury; and, hearing loss and deafness.
This is a relevant and readable text for speech-language pathology and audiology students and clinicians that takes theory and clinical reasoning and applies them to a variety of interesting cases.