This thoroughly updated sixth edition of the best-selling text Assessment in Speech-Language Pathology remains an invaluable resource for instructors, students, and clinicians. The book covers the diagnosis and evaluation of a wide range of communication disorders in adults and children. This one-of-a-kind manual provides a comprehensive package of reference materials, explanations of assessment procedures, practical stimulus suggestions, and hands-on worksheets and screening forms.
The highly practical resource is separated into four easy-to-navigate sections: Part I highlights preparatory considerations; Part II includes procedures and materials for obtaining, interpreting, and reporting assessment information; Part III provides materials and suggestions for assessing communicative disorders. Part IV presents a quick-reference section, providing information on hearing considerations and medical diagnoses.
This must-have sixth edition reflects the latest research, best practices, and important trends and developments for assessment in speech-language pathology.
- Updated content throughout to reflect current research and practice
- New chapter on Selective Mutism
- New section covering the assessment of transgender voice
- Updated Sources of Additional Information in every chapter, with addition of recommended mobile applications for speech-language assessment
- Full-color design with images, charts, and illustrations to engage readers and display key concepts
- Each chapter concludes with practical forms, including worksheets, checklists, and additional sources of information
- Glossary of key terms
- Chapter tabs with separate colors for quick and easy access
- Access to a PluralPlus companion website with PowerPoint lecture slides for each chapter, and forms and worksheets from the book for easy duplication and customization for clinical use
"Named to Doody's Core Titles in the Health Sciences - Speech, Language & Hearing 2020 list."
—Doody's (May 2020)
"The authors desire to provide access to cutting-edge research studies and assessment techniques so that speech-language pathologists (SLPs) can work at the top of their profession, and they have done a remarkable job. ...This book is unique in the number of clinical areas it discusses as well as the depth of the information it provides. The chapters on multicultural considerations and medical diagnoses are particularly interesting. The authors state that cultural competency is "having the necessary level of knowledge and skills to provide care to a client from a cultural group outside our own culture." They continue by describing 14 different social rules a clinician should consider when working with clients from a different culture. Everyone should be aware of these rules and other information in this chapter as they initiate an assessment session. The last chapter deals with medical diagnoses associated with communicative disorders. It is extensive and goes beyond the medical topics that most SLPs consider when assessing a client. ...The forms in the book are user ready, and the authors allow readers to reproduce them for clinical use. Students and instructors can review the forms and assessment materials online. PowerPoint slides are available for teaching and mentoring faculty, which in turn benefits future SLPs. Every page of this book is full of useful tables, checklists, and forms to the extent that SLPs would be able to evaluate an entire caseload using this 700+ page book alone."
—Lorelei J Peirson, MA, Biola University, in Doody's Book Reviews
Kenneth G. Shipley, PhD is Professor, Department Chair, and Associate Provost Emeritus at California State University, Fresno. In addition to teaching in various areas of speech-language pathology for many years, he also served as Chair of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies, Associate Dean of the College of Health and Human Services, and the University’s Associate Provost. Previous positions included teaching in the School of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno; and practicing speech-language pathology in the public schools, hospital, and private practice settings.
Julie G. McAfee, MA, CCC-SLP is a practicing speech-language pathologist in Northern California. She has professional experience serving a wide variety of adult and child populations. Over the years, she has worked in acute care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, client homes, preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools. She is currently practicing at Bird-Kern-Dalmia, a private practice in San Jose, California. Mrs. McAfee is passionate about helping individuals obtain the highest possible level of communicative ability to improve their quality of life. Presently, she primarily serves pediatric populations, but she also enjoys working with adult clients as opportunities arise.