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Communication and Swallowing Changes in Healthy Aging Adults

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    2010
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Angela N. Burda

Communication and Swallow Changes in Healthy Aging Adults compiles and presents the available research on healthy aging adults’ performance and abilities in the following areas: auditory comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking, writing, voice and motor speech abilities, cognition, and swallowing. This text also presents principles from the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and its applications to aging adults. One of the first texts to cover these principles, this book will address the need for a comprehensive view of communication and swallow issues in aging for students of speech-language pathology.

Speech-language pathologist students will learn how to fully compare what would be considered normal for their elderly patients rather than overestimating or underestimating what aging adults are capable of doing. Knowing what would be considered within the spectrum of normal, will help speech-language pathologists to address therapy as effectively as possible. Having this information at hand is particularly important as the nation’s population is aging at a rapid rate and there is a need for evidence-based practice in speech-language pathology.

Written in an easy to follow format, Communication and Swallow Changes in Healthy Aging Adults includes original research data, discussion questions and a list of Quick Facts at the end of each chapter to summarize key points. This text will serve as a useful resource as students see elderly clients in on-campus speech and hearing clinics and when they intern at hospitals and long-term care facilities.

Instructor Resources: PowerPoint Slides and an Image Bank

Features and Benefits

    Quick Facts at the end of each chapter summarizing key points
    Discussion questions for instructor use
    Useful resource for on-campus clinics and internships

Table of Contents

Preface 
Acknowledgements 
  Chapter  1  Introduction and Theoretical Perspectives. Angela N. Burda, PhD, CCC-SLP
  Chapter  2  Cognition. Angela N. Burda, PhD, CCC-SLP
  Chapter  3  Auditory Comprehension. Angela N. Burda, PhD, CCC-SLP
  Chapter  4  Reading Comprehension. Angela N. Burda, PhD, CCC-SLP, and Jill L. Champley, PhD, CCC-SLP
  Chapter  5  Verbal Expression. Angela N. Burda, PhD, CCC-SLP
  Chapter  6  Writing. Angela N. Burda, PhD, CCC-SLP
  Chapter  7  Voice and Motor Speech Abilities. Todd A. Bohnenkamp, PhD, CCC-SLP, and Carlin F. Hageman, PhD, CCC-SLP
  Chapter  8  Swallowing. Julia D. Edgar, PhD, CCC-SLP
  Chapter  9  Principles of the WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF): Applications for the Community Dwelling Elderly Population. Travis T. Threats, PhD, CCC-SLP
Glossary 
Tests for Adults 

Angela N. Burda is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Northern Iowa. Dr. Burda obtained her BA and MA degrees from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and her PhD from Wichita State University. She has been at UNI since 2000 and teaches courses in acquired neurogenic disorders, normal aging, and accent modification. Her primary areas of research include investigating cognitive-linguistic performance in healthy middle-aged and older adults, and the understanding of accented speech by aging adults. She has presented her research regionally, nationally, and internationally. Prior to working in academe, Dr. Burda worked as a speech-language pathologist in rehabilitation hospitals and long-term care facilities in St. Paul, MN, and Wichita, KS.


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