a text that updates the standard of care for complex, cross-specialty disorders
the updated edition of this classic is essential for all practitioners and advanced students. the editors artfully synthesize the pathology of voice, speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders with practical guidance. insightful viewpoints and viable solutions are provided for patient management issues including neurological and physical challenges, surgical implications, and medical ethics, in the context of the continuum of health care settings.
the underlying causes of communication and swallowing impairments are explored in detail, along with respective treatment modalities. starting with an overview of key considerations, the latest evidence-based science is presented throughout 22 chapters. topics include differential diagnosis of adult communication and swallowing disorders, assessment and management approaches, and diagnostic tools such as imaging and endoscopy.
new chapters are devoted to:
motor speech disorders
education for medical speech-language pathologists
pediatric traumatic brain injury
end of life communication and swallowing disorders
- barry guitar phd department of communication sciences, university of vermont, burlington, vt
stuttering is the most comprehensive core introductory textbook on the topic available today. the work sets itself apart from competitors by exploring a variety of practice settings and grounding all topics in a firm basis of the disorder’s origin and nature rather than just providing clinical presentations. it is the most popular textbook for undergraduate stuttering/fluency disorders courses in speech pathology/audiology programs and first year graduate stuttering/fluency disorders courses in speech pathology masters programs. this has been the definitive text for a number of years and through multiple editions. with a new edition that updates the science and addresses all current methodologies, this will continue to be the most successful and useful textbook on the subject.
- new four-color design engages students
- condensed and expanded explanations of the most up-to-date research
- case studies give examples for real-world application
- online videos tie into text to give students audio and visual examples
- contains a wide overview of the theories for stuttering and the different ways to treat it
- raymond h colton phd professor emeritus, department of communication sciences and disorders, syracuse university, syracuse, ny; professor emeritus, department of otolaryngology and communication sciences, upstate medical university, syracuse, ny
- janina k casper phd professor emeritus, department of otolaryngology and communication sciences, upstate medical university, syracuse, ny
- rebecca leonard phd professor, department of otolaryngology/head & neck surgery, university of california, davis, davis, ca
understanding voice problems: a physiological perspective for diagnosis and treatment emphasizes the physiological perspective of voice disorders—and the behavioral and emotional factors that can influence these changes. readers will find a strong foundation in normal phonatory physiology and acoustics as well as pathophysiology arising from voice misuse, abuse, or neurological involvement. coverage includes in-depth explorations of patient interviewing, history-taking, examination, and testing and discussions of pediatric and geriatric voice considerations. the book contains numerous illustrations, including full-color plates of vocal fold pathologies. a companion website features nearly 30 video clips that demonstrate healthy, normally functioning larynges at work, plus larynges with various pathological problems.
- insightful case studies included in the diagnostic chapters help your students apply what they have learned and build critical thinking skills
- 23 videos (7 new) demonstrating healthy, normally functioning larynges at work, plus larynges with various pathological problems
- new critical thinking chapter questions facilitate discussion and application of key concepts
- new key terms identified at the beginning of each chapter and highlighted and defined within the chapter
- numerous illustrations, including full-color plates of vocal fold pathologies