Computer Applications for Augmenting the Management of Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders

Computer Applications for Augmenting the Management of Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders

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This is the first book in this field to examine computers and their impact on the study and practice of speech-language pathology and audiology. It introduces students to the multitude of ways that speech-language pathologists and audiologists have used computers to provide clinical services more efficiently and more cost-effectively. With this information, students will be better able to adequately promote the welfare of the persons they serve professionally in the managed health care, cost-containment environment in which they are likely to be required to practice in the near future.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 324 pages
  • 164.34 x 234.44 x 20.57mm | 544.31g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0131241400
  • 9780131241404

Table of contents

Preface. 1. Computers and Clinicians. 2. Microcomputer Components and Terminology: Hardware. 3. Microcomputer Components and Terminology: Software. 4. Evaluation, Therapy, and Clinical Decision Making. 5. Augmentative Communication. 6. Creating Drawings, Graphs, and Other Types of Figures. 7. Word Processing and Desktop Publishing. 8. Desktop Presentation and Multimedia. 9. Database Management Systems (DBMs). 10. Numerical Data Analysis. 11. Literature Searching, E-mail, Faxing, and Other Telecommunications Applications. 12. Measurement and Control of Instrumentation. 13. Creating Assessment, Tutorial, and Learning Aids Using HyperCard and Similar Programs. 14. Time and Project Management. 15. Microcomputer-Related New Technologies. Appendix A. Searching the Literature with Online.Interactive Computer-Based Information Retrieval Systems.Appendix B. Mailing Lists.Newsgroups.Gophers.World Wide Web.FTP Resources on the Internet That Provide Information Which Could be Useful Clinically to Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.Appendix C. Publishers of Clinical Software for Managing Communicative Disorders.References and Bibliography. Author Index. Subject Index.
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