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Routledge Handbook of Communication Disorders

ISBN 9780415821025
Published May 4, 2015 by Routledge
462 Pages

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Communication Disorders provides an update on key issues and research in the clinical application of the speech, language and hearing sciences in both children and adults.

Focusing on areas of cutting-edge research, this handbook showcases what we know about communication disorders, and their assessment and treatment. It emphasizes the application of theory to clinical practice throughout, and is arranged by the four key bases of communication impairments:

  • Neural/Genetic Bases
  • Perceptual-Motor Bases
  • Cognitive-Linguistic Bases
  • Socio-Cultural Bases.

The handbook ends with an integrative section, which looks at innovative ways of working across domains to arrive at novel assessment and treatment ideas. It is an important reference work for researchers, students and practitioners working in communication science and speech and language therapy.

Table of Contents

General Introduction  Part 1: Genetic, Neurobiological, and Neurophysiological Systems of Communication Impairments  1. (A)typical Language Development: Genetic and Environmental Influences  2. Neural Network Mechanisms and Adult Language  3. Reading Impairment: From Behavior to Brain  4. Brain Imaging Studies of Developmental Stuttering: A Review  5. Speech and Language Disorders in Children with Craniofacial Malformations  6. Neurophysiology and Voice Production  7. Neural Control of Swallowing and Treatment of Motor Impairments in Dysphagia  8. Neuropharmacologic Approaches to Aphasia Rehabilitation  Part 2: Perceptual-Motor Systems of Communication Impairments  9. Oral Sensorimotor Development: Research and Treatment  10. Perceptual Processing of Speech in Infancy  11. Developmental Models of Childhood Apraxia of Speech  12. Speech Recognition Skills of Children with Cochlear Implants  13. Instrumental Analysis of Atypical Speech  14. Contemporary Issues in Dysarthia  Part 3: Cognitive and Linguistic-Discourse Systems of Communication Impairments  15. What Bilingualism Tells us About Phonological Acquisition  16. Information Processing in Children with Specific Language Impairment  17. Spelling Strategies and Word Formation Processes: Evidence from Developmental and Spelling Ability Data  18. Literacy Development: The Interdependent Roles of Oral Language and reading Comprehension  19. Child Word Finding: Differential Diagnosis Guides Comprehensive Intervention  20. Person Behind the Written Language Learning Disability  21. Vocabulary and Grammatical Profiles and Relevant Interventions for Adolescents with Down Syndrome  22. Beyond the Theory of Mind Hypothesis: Using a Causal Model to Understand the Nature and Treatment of Multiple Deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorder  23. Language and the Speaking Mind: Brain in Stuttering 24. Linguistic Disruption in Primary Progressive Aphasia, Frontotemporal Degeneration, and Alzheimer's Disease  25.Word Retrieval Impairment in Adult Aphasia  Part 4: Social Interactional Systems of Communication Impairments  26. Two Challenges of the Academic Language Register for Students with Language Learning Disabilities  27. African American Children's Early Language and Literacy Learning in the Context of Spoken Dialect Variation  28. Treatment Approaches for Second Language Learners with Primary Language Impairment  29. Second Language-literacy Learning and Social Identity: A Focus on Writing  30. Continuities in the Development of Social Communication: Triadic Interactions and Language Development in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder  31. Emotional Intelligence and Treatment Outcomes in Children with Language Impairment  32. Social Participation and Aphasia  33. Bilingualism and Aphasia  Part 5: Reaching Towards Systems Interdependence  34. Interaction of Motor and Language Factors in the Development of Speech Production  35. Neuro/Cognitive and Sociocultural Perspectives on Language and Literacy Disabilities: Moving from Parallel Play to Productive Cooperation  36. Communication as Distributed Cognition: Novel Theoretical and Methodological to Disruptions in Social Communication Following Acquired Brain Injury

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Ruth Huntley Bahr is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders with a Courtesy appointment in Psychology at the University of South Florida, USA. She is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), a Fellow of the International Society of Phonetic Sciences (ISPhS), and was awarded the Svend Smith Award for Practical Applications of Phonetics. Her areas of specialization include clinical phonology, voice production, dialectal variations, and prosody. Recent research involves the spelling abilities of typically developing children and dialectal/second language influences on literacy. She is currently serving as the President of ISPhS and Executive Secretary of the International Association of Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics and was past Editor of Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools.

Elaine R. Silliman is Professor Emeritus of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Courtesy Professor of Psychology at the University of South Florida, a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), a recipient of the ASHA Honors for her significant scholarly contributions, and a Fellow of the International Association of Research on Learning Disabilities. Her research interests and publications focus on academic language proficiency in children and adolescents who are struggling with reading, writing, and spelling, including monolingual English-speaking children with social dialect variations and bilingual (Spanish-English) children. She is the author or co-author of numerous journal articles and chapters, and a co-editor of eight books, including the Routledge Handbook of Communication Disorders.


"The handbook promises to be a valuable resource for graduate students and researchers in communication disorders." - Choice