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Routledge Handbook of Communication Disorders

1st Edition

Edited by Ruth H. Bahr, Elaine R. Silliman


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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 handbookends 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.


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

Table of Contents

General Introduction Ruth H. Bahr and Elaine R. Silliman Part 1: Genetic, Neurobiological, and Neurophysiological Systems of Communication Impairments 1. (A)typical Language Development: Genetic and Environmental Influences Natalia Rakhlin and Elena Grigorenko 2. Neural Network Mechanisms and Adult Language Stephen E. Nadeau 3. Reading Impairment: From Behavior to Brain Willy Serniclaes and Liliane Springer-Charolles 4. Brain Imaging Studies of Developmental Stuttering: A Review Luc de Nil and Deryk Beal 5. Speech and Language Disorders in Children with Craniofacial Malformations Robert J Shprintzen 6. Neurophysiology and Voice Production Eileen M. Finnegan 7. Neural Control of Swallowing and Treatment of Motor Impairments in Dysphagia Aarthi Madhavan, Nancy J. Haak, Giselle D. Carnaby and Michael A. Crary 8. Neuropharmacologic Approaches to Aphasia Rehabilitation Marcelo L. Berthier, Guadalupe Dávila and Maria José Torres-Prioris Part 2: Perceptual-Motor Systems of Communication Impairments 9. Oral Sensorimotor Development: Research and Treatment Steven M. Barlow and Austin Oder 10. Perceptual Processing of Speech in Infancy Barbara Conboy and Alexis Bosseler 11. Developmental Models of Childhood Apraxia of Speech Ben A.M. Maassen 12. Speech Recognition Skills of Children with Cochlear Implants Laurie S. Eisenberg, Dianne Hammes Ganguly, Karen C. Johnson, Amy S. Martinez and Nae-Yuh Wang 13. Instrumental Analysis of Atypical Speech Sara Howard and Barry Heselwood 14. Contemporary Issues in Dysarthia Kris Tjaden, Jennifer Lam and Lynda Feenaughty Part 3: Cognitive and Linguistic-Discourse Systems of Communication Impairments 15. What Bilingualism Tells us About Phonological Acquisition Elena Babatsouli and David Ingram 16. Information Processing in Children with Specific Language Impairment James W. Montgomery, Ronald B. Gillam and Julia L. Evans 17. Spelling Strategies and Word Formation Processes: Evidence from Developmental and Spelling Ability Data Ruth H. Bahr 18. Literacy Development: The Interdependent Roles of Oral Language and reading Comprehension Kate Cain 19. Child Word Finding: Differential Diagnosis Guides Comprehensive Intervention Diane J. German 20. Person Behind the Written Language Learning Disability Kerri Wingert, Roxana del Campo and Virginia W. Berninger 21. Vocabulary and Grammatical Profiles and Relevant Interventions for Adolescents with Down Syndrome Lizbeth Finestack 22. Beyond the Theory of Mind Hypothesis: Using a Causal Model to Understand the Nature and Treatment of Multiple Deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorder Tiffany L. Hutchins and Patricia A. Prelock 23. Language and the Speaking Mind: Brain in Stuttering Nathan Maxfield 24. Linguistic Disruption in Primary Progressive Aphasia, Frontotemporal Degeneration, and Alzheimer's Disease Amanda Garcia and Jamie Reilly 25.Word Retrieval Impairment in Adult Aphasia Myrna F. Schwartz, Erica L. Middleton and Roy Hamilton Part 4: Social Interactional Systems of Communication Impairments 26. Two Challenges of the Academic Language Register for Students with Language Learning Disabilities Elaine R. Silliman and Louise C. Wilkinson 27. African American Children's Early Language and Literacy Learning in the Context of Spoken Dialect Variation Nicole Patton-Terry, Megan C. Brown, and Adrienne Stuckey 28. Treatment Approaches for Second Language Learners with Primary Language Impairment Kathryn Kohnert 29. Second Language-literacy Learning and Social Identity: A Focus on Writing Robin L. Danzak 30. Continuities in the Development of Social Communication: Triadic Interactions and Language Development in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Julie Longard and Chris Moore 31. Emotional Intelligence and Treatment Outcomes in Children with Language Impairment Bonnie Brinton and Martin Fujiki 32. Social Participation and Aphasia Madeline Cruice 33. Bilingualism and Aphasia Mira Goral Part 5: Reaching Towards Systems Interdependence 34. Interaction of Motor and Language Factors in the Development of Speech Production Meredith Saletta, Allison Gladfelter, Janet Vuolo and Lisa Goffman 35. Neuro/Cognitive and Sociocultural Perspectives on Language and Literacy Disabilities: Moving from Parallel Play to Productive Cooperation C. Addison Stone 36. Communication as Distributed Cognition: Novel Theoretical and Methodological to Disruptions in Social Communication Following Acquired Brain Injury Mellisa C. Duff, Bilge Mutlu, Lindsey Byom and Lyn S. Turkstra

About the Editors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Audiology & Speech Pathology
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery