Speech-language Pathology: A Simplified Guide to Structures, Functions and Clinical Implications

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"Speech-Language Pathology" is the second edition of "Basic Anatomy and Physiology in Speech and Hearing", first published in 1984. This new edition serves as a general introductory text, primarily for undergraduates. Its goal is to bridge the gap between the anatomy and physiology (mechanism and function) and the clinical practice (treatment and habilitation) of speech. It concentrates on fundamentals, and thus also serves as a reference for therapists in the public school setting. This edition includes expanded clinical considerations and references, with the addition of a "self-examination" section at the end of each chapter. This text primarily appeals to college undergraduates in speech-language pathology and audiology courses. It is also appropriate for courses which include an overview of anatomy and physiology, and the clinical impact of speech, hearing, and language disorders. The subject matter in this text has been arranged to facilitate reading concomitant with lecture and reference use. After the first chapter, the others are arranged in four basic sections: Anatomy (skeletal and muscular systems, presented in outline form); Clinical considerations of physiology (function of the skeletal and muscular systems); Glossary of terms (supplementary to those used in the previous two sections); and, References (presentation of a variety of texts and journals, and citations from major contributions to speech, language, and hearing literature.

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"...Highly readable and well-organized. I appreciate the outline form in which this very detailed subject is presented. Students will find this format very user friendly. The inclusion of a glossary of terms at the end of each chapter is a very good idea, as is the brief self-quiz to check for understanding. Both of these features will help students to solidify information before moving on to the next topic." --Peggy C. Aggee, Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia

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Carl Schneiderman is Director of Research Services at the Legacy Clinical Research & Technology Center, Legacy Health System in Portland Oregon. He has served in a wide variety of faculty and administrative positions in both higher education and healthcare. Before returning to his roots in the Pacific Northwest, he worked for 14 years as the Head of Rehabilitation Services at Children's Hospitals in Fresno and San Diego, California. Throughout the 90's he was a surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and was selected as a member of the National Advisory Committee on Standards for Pediatrics and Adolescents. Formerly he worked for almost 10 years with co-author Robert Potter as a member of the faculty in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Washington State University. He is also the author of Basic Anatomy and Physiology in Speech and Hearing. Robert Potter, ASHA Fellow, has been a therapist and an academician in a variety of settings including public school, medical school, Job Corp, private practice, metropolitan speech and hearing centers, and several universities. For most of his academic career, he was a member of the Washington State University Speech and Hearing Sciences Department, in which he served as either chair or program director for 21 years. After leaving WSU, where he is professor emeritus of Speech and Hearing Sciences, he joined the University of Oregon Communication Disorders Program where he was professor and senior research associate. He has published numerous articles in professional journals and has served as a grant reviewer and panelist for the Department of Education and ASHA and as an accreditation site visitor for the latter. A tribute to his pedagogical skills was recently noted by a Golden Apple Award in the ASHA Leader. Also, in recognition of his teaching, there is a classroom named in his honor at WSU.

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