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Communication Sciences and Disorders: From Science to Clinical Practice, Third Edition

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    ISBN: 9781284043075
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    Third Edition
    ISBN: 9781284043075

Ronald B. Gillam, Thomas P. Marquardt

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Communication Sciences and Disorders: From Science to Clinical Practice, Third Edition is an excellent introductory text for undergraduate students enrolled in their first course in communication sciences and disorders. Written by experts in the field, this text contains basic information about speech disorders that are related to impairments in articulation, voice, and fluency; language disorders in children and adults; and hearing disorders that cause conductive and sensorineural hearing losses. It includes basic information on the speech, language, and hearing sciences and practical information about assessment and intervention practices. Unlike some other introductory textbooks, this book also includes chapters on multicultural issues, deafness, dysarthria, and dysphagia. The Third Edition includes numerous updates and includes Navigate Advantage Access with online resources for instructors and students, featuring new helpful video segments.


    Updated content with new information on evidence-based practice
    New online video segments that clearly demonstrate a variety of communication disorders at different ages and severities
    New chapter on cleft lip and palate
    New information on cochlear implants and listening
    New information on spoken language approaches to audiologic habilitation
    The two chapters on preschool and school-age language disorders are now combined into one chapter
    The two chapters on auditory rehabilitation and deaf education are now combined into one chapter


In-Text Features: Boxes featuring personal stories from the authors and guides to online video segments, learning objectives, and bolded key terms .

End-of-Chapter Features: Study Questions, Key Terms, References, and Suggested Readings

Instructor Resources: Slides in PowerPoint format, Test Bank, and an Image Bank

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About the Authors

Ronald B. Gillam, PhD, CCC-SLP-Raymond L. and Eloise H. Lillywhite Professor, Utah State University

Ron Gillam, PhD is the Raymond and Eloise Lillywhite Professor of Communication Disorders at Utah State University where he teaches courses in research methods and language disorders in children. His research primarily concerns information processing, language assessment, and language intervention with school-age children who present language impairments and learning disabilities. Dr. Gillam has published two books, three tests, and more than 100 articles and book chapters. He has served as an associate editor of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, and Topics in Language Disorders. Ron is an ASHA Fellow, and he has received numerous teaching and research awards, including the 2009 Robins Award for the outstanding researcher at Utah State University.

Thomas P. Marquardt, PhD-Ben H. Love Regents Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

Thomas Marquardt, PhD (CCC-SLP) is the Ben F. Love Regents Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Texas.  He conducts research on speech motor control disorders in children and adults and teaches courses on acquired neurogenic speech and language disorders in addition to introduction to communication disorders.  Tom is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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