Assessment of Communication Disorders in Adults: Resources and Protocols, Third Edition offers a unique combination of scholarly information, invaluable resources, and time-saving protocols on assessment of communication disorders in adults.
Most resource books offer limited research and scholarly information, thus making them unsuitable as textbooks for academic courses on assessment and diagnosis. Similarly, most traditional textbooks do not include practical, easy-to-use, and time-saving resources and protocols that the practicing clinicians can readily use during assessment sessions. By combining the strengths of traditional textbooks with newer assessment resources and protocols, this one-of-a-kind book offers a single, comprehensive source that is suitable as a textbook and useful as a practical clinical resource.
- Covers the full range of communication disorders in adults, from aphasia to voice disorders
- Gives a comprehensive outline of basic assessment procedures
- Provides a set of protocols that are necessary to assess any communication disorder in adults
- Addresses the multicultural issues in assessing communication disorders in adults and offers an integrated assessment approach that includes the most desirable features of the traditional and several alternative approaches
- Contains two chapters for each disorder: one on resources that offers scholarly and research background on the disorder and one on resources that describes practical procedures and protocols that save preparation time and effort for the clinician
- Includes access to a PluralPlus companion website containing the assessment protocols that can be viewed, customized, and printed by instructors, students, and clinicians
New to the Third Edition:
- Lecture slides for instructors in the PluralPlus companion website
- Expanded emphasis and specific guidelines on making a correct differential diagnosis
- Latest research on the characteristics of communication disorders in adults
- Review of recent trends on diagnostic assessment with critical recommendations for students and clinicians
- Updated epidemiological research on communication disorders
- Revised text to offer more succinct information on assessment tools and diagnostic criteria
- The latest standardized and informal assessment instruments
- Student-friendly, step-by-step instructions on how to conduct initial interviews and share final assessment results with patients in each protocol chapter
- Updated web links for key assessment materials mentioned in the text
M. N. Hegde, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Speech-Language Pathology at California State University, Freso. A specialist in fluency disorders, child language disorders, research methods, and treatment procedures in communication disorders, Dr. Hegde enjoys world renown as a researcher, presenter, contributor of original articles to leading national and international journals, and critically acclaimed author of more than two dozen highly regarded books in speech-language pathology. He has edited more than 25 books for different publishers. He is on the editorial board of several scientific journals and has been a guest editor of international journals. He is also a consulting editor of publishing houses.
Don Freed, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies at California State University, Fresno. He received his MS and PhD from the University of Oregon. Prior to his PhD, he worked as a speech-language pathologist in acute care and rehabilitative medical facilities. He also worked as a research speech pathologist for 3 years at the Portland VA Medical Center. His research has primarily concentrated on adult language and motor speech disorders.