The Communication Disorders Workbook

The Communication Disorders Workbook

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Designed to help those studying speech-language pathology, this highly useful workbook is both an introduction to the basic concepts and a teaching tool to develop and test students' knowledge. Frequently encountered communication disorders are included, as are conditions less commonly found in speech-language pathology curricula but which feature increasingly in clinical caseloads. The book features: * 330 short-answer questions to help students to develop knowledge of the causes and features of communication disorders * 60 data analysis exercises to give students practice in analysing clinical linguistic data * Full answers to the exercises, saving the lecturer time in devising responses, and allowing students to use the responses to test their own knowledge and understanding * A detailed glossary of terms, avoiding the need to consult other sources for explanations and making the text self-contained * Suggestions for further reading for each more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1 b/w illus. 37 tables 390 exercises
  • 1139899570
  • 9781139899574

Table of contents

1. Introduction to communication disorders; 2. Developmental speech disorders; 3. Developmental language disorders; 4. Communication disorders in mental illness; 5. Acquired speech disorders; 6. Acquired language disorders; 7. Disorders of voice; 8. Disorders of fluency; 9. Hearing disorders; Answers to questions and exercises; more

Review quote

'This book presents an excellent overview of a wide range of communication disorders in children and adults and provides a thorough theoretical background as well as many clinical examples. The exercises make it a very attractive handbook for students and clinicians.' Roelien Bastiaanse, University of Groningen 'This excellent workbook will enable students of speech and language therapy to develop their theoretical knowledge and analytical skills through clear and innovative short answer questions, and data analysis exercises.' Rachael-Anne Knight, City University, London 'A useful resource for teachers. The comprehensive collection of exercises is a valuable repository of materials that illustrate the application of linguistic theory to clinical practice.' Nicole Whitworth, Leeds Metropolitan Universityshow more

About Louise Cummings

Louise Cummings is Professor of Linguistics at Nottingham Trent University. She is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and is registered with the Health Professions Council in the more