2nd Edition

A Guide to Clinical Assessment and Professional Report Writing in Speech-Language Pathology

By Cyndi Stein-Rubin, Renee Fabus Copyright 2018

    Learning to assess speech and language disorders and write diagnostic reports may be an overwhelming experience, especially when most texts don’t cover both topics at once. With that in mind, A Guide to Clinical Assessment and Professional Report Writing in Speech-Language Pathology, Second Edition combines the latest assessment protocols and diagnostic techniques with vital diagnostic report writing tools into a single definitive guide.

    Cyndi Stein-Rubin, Renee Fabus, and their contributors recognize that clinical assessment is inextricably linked to report writing and have updated this Second Edition to synthesize the two. Following the introductory chapters, which discuss the basics of assessment and report writing, each subsequent chapter focuses on a particular disorder, provides in-depth assessment tools, and presents a corresponding sample report.

    Key Features:

    • An inventory and explanation of formal and informal assessment measures
    • A glossary of key vocabulary
    • Sample case histories with assessment tools
    • Relevant and useful interview questions
    • Each disorder’s background and characteristics
    • Assessment parameters
    • A differential diagnosis section
    • A model report

    The accessible format of A Guide to Clinical Assessment and Professional Report Writing in Speech-Language Pathology, Second Edition will help students learn how to assess and document speech and language disorders and will also make for a perfect reference for them as clinicians for years to come.



    About the Editors

    Contributing Authors

    Chapter 1 An Introduction to Assessment: A Diagnostic Philosophy in Speech-Language Pathology

    Charles Goldman, MS, CCC-SLP

    Chapter 2 Counseling and the Diagnostic Interview for the Speech-Language Pathologist

    Cyndi Stein-Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD and Beryl T. Adler, MS, CCC-SLP, TSHH

    Chapter 3 The Basics of Diagnostic Report Writing

    Cyndi Stein-Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD and Natalie Schaeffer, DA, CCC-SLP

    Chapter 4 Psychometrics for Speech and Language Assessment: Principles and Pitfalls

    Baila Epstein, PhD, CCC-SLP

    Chapter 5 Audiological Screening in the Speech-Language Evaluation

    Rochelle Cherry, EdD; Adrienne Rubinstein, PhD, CCC-A; and Dorothy Neave-DiToro, AuD, CCC-A

    Chapter 6 Assessment of the Oral-Peripheral Speech Mechanism

    Renee Fabus, PhD, CCC-SLP, TSHH; Felicia Gironda, PhD, CCC-SLP; and Susanna Musayeva, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

    Chapter 7 Assessment of Speech Sound Disorders

    Renee Fabus, PhD, CCC-SLP, TSHH and Felicia Gironda, PhD, CCC-SLP

    Chapter 8 Assessment of Preschool Language Disorders

    Diana Almodóvar, PhD, CCC-SLP, TSHH; Liat Seiger-Gardner, PhD, CCC-SLP; and Naomi Shualy, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

    Chapter 9 Assessment of Speech, Language, and Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Susan Longtin, PhD, CCC-SLP, TSHH

    Chapter 10 Assessment of School-Age Language and Literacy Disorders

    Gail B. Gurland, PhD, CCC-SLP, TSHH and Klara Marton, PhD

    Chapter 11 Assessment of Aphasia

    Elizabeth E. Galletta, PhD, CCC-SLP and Amy Vogel-Eyny, MPhil

    Chapter 12 Assessment of Voice Disorders

    Natalie Schaeffer, DA, CCC-SLP

    Chapter 13 Assessment of Fluency Disorders

    Naomi Eichorn, PhD, CCC-SLP, TSSLD and Renee Fabus, PhD, CCC-SLP, TSHH

    Chapter 14 Assessment of Feeding and Swallowing Disorders Across the Life Span

    Patricia Kerman Lerner, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S and Tina M. Tan, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

    Chapter 15 Assessment of Accent

    Dalia Elbaz-Pinto, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD and Laurie Michaels-Wilde, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

    Financial Disclosures



    Cyndi Stein-Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, CTA-Certified Coach is a retired full-time faculty member, lecturer, and clinical supervisor in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Department at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY). She is a certified speech-language pathologist, professional life coach, and specialist in the field of human development. Cyndi Stein-Rubin was the recipient of the 2009 college-wide Award for Excellence in Teaching and has served on the committee for the past 4 years to select future award winners. Her area of expertise is in coaching and counseling students, clients, and families in the area of communication disorders, and her private practice focuses primarily on adults with disorders of fluency and voice. Cyndi Stein-Rubin delivers interactive and experiential workshops and presentations, drawing from fields such as psychology, counseling, and leadership. She lectures at universities, in the community, as well as internationally. She is the first author of a coauthored textbook, A Guide to Clinical Assessment and Professional Report Writing in Speech-Language Pathology (Cengage Learning, 2012). Her second book is Counseling in Communication Disorders: Facilitating the Therapeutic Relationship, coauthored by Beryl T. Adler.
    Renee Fabus, PhD, CCC-SLP, TSHH is an Associate Professor in the School of Health Technology and Management at Stony Brook University in New York. She received her bachelor’s degree from New York University, her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Teachers College in New York, NY, and her PhD from Columbia University, also in New York. Dr. Fabus is a certified speech-language pathologist who has practiced in a variety of medical settings for 21 years. She has taught and supervised in programs in the New York City area and published in the areas of speech sound disorders, aphasia, dysphagia, and stuttering. She has served on various committees, boards, and editorial committees at the regional, state, and national levels.