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Exceptionally insightful speech-language pathology textbook highlights individual cases to augment learning!
Speech-Language Pathology Casebook by Ryan Branski, Sonja Molfenter, and an impressive array of contributors presents a diverse spectrum of cases covering communication, voice, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Readers are provided with rich and varied narratives underscoring the fact that clinical intervention of speech-language disorders is an art form based on science. Evidence-based assessments and treatments cover a variety of settings including medical inpatient, outpatient, and skilled nursing facility; home health; school; community-based; and private practice.
Eighty cases following a standardized format encompass a wide range of congenital and acquired disorders spanning the age continuum. Each case includes a clinical history and description, evaluations/testing, diagnosis, treatment, outcomes, questions and answers, suggested readings, and references. With invaluable firsthand insights from practitioners, this unique resource enhances the ability to develop effective, patient-informed interventions.
Discussion of problems frequently omitted from typical curricula, but increasingly relevant to contemporary clinical practice, ranging from telepractice to transgender voice modification
Speech-related issues in children associated with cleft palate, autism spectrum disorder, stuttering, bilingual language delays, severe intellectual disability, congenital porencephaly, FASD, apraxia, and many others
Medical conditions in adults that impact speech-language, such as traumatic brain injury, ALS, right hemisphere disorder, stroke, autoimmune encephalopathy, dementia, Parkinson's disease, autism, and more
Videos, audio, bulleted key points, and handy comparative charts provide additional pearls
The detailed case narratives enable speech-language students to connect and apply theory and knowledge acquired in the classroom to real-life clinical practice. Instructors and speech-language pathologists will also benefit from this excellent teaching and clinical reference.
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