2nd Edition

Case Studies in Communication Sciences and Disorders

By Dennis Tanner Copyright 2016

    The discipline of communication sciences and disorders is an exciting field that appreciates the wonders and complexities of human communication. Case Studies in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Second Edition is an informative and relevant text that addresses the myriad disorders, deficits, diseases, and disabilities that can lay waste to the incredible systems involved in communication.
    Case Studies in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Second Edition by Dr. Dennis Tanner provides engaging factual and historical information about each of the major communication disorders. The case studies presented in each chapter uncover the functional barriers encountered by clients of practicing speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

    Each chapter provides a scholarly overview of a communication disorder with an emphasis on etiology, diagnosis, and treatment and uses several case studies to illustrate the many different presentations of each disorder. Over 50 case studies reflect true clinical practice and include detailed patient histories that give humanity and depth to the patient-clinician relationship.
    Chapter Topics in the Second Edition Include:

    • Language delays and disorders
    • Articulation and phonology disorders
    • Stuttering
    • Voice and resonance disorders
    • Aphasia
    • Motor speech disorders
    • Dysphagia
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Hearing loss and deafness 
    Case Studies in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Second Edition is a relevant and readable text for speech-language pathology and audiology students and clinicians that takes theory and clinical reasoning and applies them to a variety of interesting cases.

    Dedication Expanded



    About the Author Preface

    Foreword by StephanieC. Christensen, PhD Introduction

    Chapter1 Language Delay and Disorders

    Chapter2 Articulation and Phonology Disorders

    Chapter3 Stuttering

    Chapter4 Voice and Resonance Disorders

    Chapter5 Aphasia

    Chapter6 Motor Speech Disorders

    Chapter7 Dysphagia

    Chapter8 Traumatic Brain Injury

    Chapter9 Hearing Loss and Deafness References



    Dennis C. Tanner, PhD received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Audiology and Speech Sciences from Michigan State University. He is a prolific author of books, diagnostic tests, and treatment programs. Dr. Tanner is the owner of Tanner Rehabilitation Services, Inc., a provider of speech and hearing services in Arizona for 40 years. He serves as an expert witness in legal cases involving communication sciences and disorders. Dr. Tanner is Professor Emeritus of Health Sciences at Northern Arizona University and was named “Outstanding Educator” by the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions and the “Teacher of the Year” for the College of Health Professions. He is also an honorary professor at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Visit his website at www?.drdennistanner?.com.