Essentials Of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Jones & Bartlett Learning

Fully revised and updated, Essentials of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Second Edition is an accessible and engaging introductory resource for students new to communication sciences and disorders. This text covers foundational information about speech disorders in both children and adults, while numerous case scenarios and personal stories paint a vivid picture of speech-language pathology. A robust, full colour art program illustrates key concepts with detailed anatomical images, photos and helpful charts and tables. Additionally, this text addresses multicultural issues as well as the emotional and social effects of each disorder on the individual and family, providing students with a comprehensive overview of the profession.


NEW Videos depicting a variety of disorders in a real clinical setting, including assessment and therapy
Numerous 2015-2017 references to national and international journals, with an emphasis on evidence-based practice
Expanded chapter on Motor Speech Disorders in Children (Childhood Apraxia of Speech and Childhood Dysarthria)
NEW chapter on Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorders and Auditory Processing Disorders
NEW chapter on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities
NEW chapter on Traumatic Brain Injury in Children
NEW chapter on Cognitive-Linguistic Disorders in Adults
Expanded chapter on Swallowing Disorders / Dysphagia
NEW chapter on Essentials of Counseling for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

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