Diagnosis and Evaluation in Speech Pathology

ISBN-10: 0137071329
ISBN-13: 9780137071326
Edition: 8th 2012 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $109.99
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/6/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892

Preface
Introduction to Diagnosis and Evaluation: Philosopihcal Issues and General Guidelines
Diagnosis and Evaluation Defined
Broadening the Notion of Assessment
Illustrating the Importance of Measurement in Current Trends
The Importance of Functional Measurements: the World Health Organization, U.S. DePartment of Education, and ASHA
Diagnosis to Determine the Reality of the Problem
Diagnosis to Determine the Etiology of the Problem
Diagnosis to Provide Clinical Focus
Diagnosis: Science and Art
Diagnosis Versus Eligibility
The Diagnostician as a Factor
The Client-Clinician Relationship
The Client as a Factor: Children, Adolescents, and Adults
Putting the Diagnosis to Work
Precepts Regarding the Clinical Examination
Interviewing
The Importance of Interviewing
The Nature of Interviewing
Common Interviewing Considerations
An Approach to Interviewing
Using Interviewing Skills Beyond the Diagnostic Evaluation
Improving Interviewing Skills
Psychometric Considerations in Dianosis and Evaluation
Common Types of Tests
Validity: the Foundation of the Test or Measure
Reliability
Some Quantitative Background for Test Interpretation
Central Tendency, Variation, and the Normal Curve
Sensitivity and Specificity: Key Concepts in Evidence-Based Practice
Criteria for Evaluatin Standardized Tests
Common Errors in the Use of Norm-Referenced Tests
Conclusion
Assessment of Children with Limited Language
The Process of Becoming a Communicator: Getting the "Big Picture"
Focusing on the Child's Language Level: Nonverbal, Single-Word, and Early Multiword Communicators
Considering Etiology
Why is Early Language Assessment so Difficult?
Models to Consider in Language Assessment
Theoretical Considerations in Language Assessment
Assessment that Focuses on Early Communication and Variables that Predict Language Growth
Specific Assessment Areas: Procedures, Considerations, and Directions for Further Study
Concluding Remarks
Assessment of School-Age and Adolescent Language Disorders
Use of Standardized Tests with Syntx-Level Children
Nonstandardized Testing
Language Sampling: A General Look at the Process
Later Language Development: Emerging Data
Testing Language Comprehension
Assessment of Syntax Using Analysis Packages
Assessment of Conversational Pragmatics
Issues of Memory and Processing Load
Evaluating LIteracy and School Curriculum
Conclusion
Assessment of Speech Sound Disorders
Multiple Components Contributing to Sound Production
Seven Important Knowledge Areas for Evaluation of Articulation and Phonological Disorders
Overview of the Articulation/Phonology Assessment Process
Screening for Speech Sound Disorders
Traditional Assessment Procedures
Test Procedures that Evaluate Phonetic Context Effects
Assessment of Speech Sounds in Early Intervention
The Phonetic and Phonemic Inventories
Distinctive Feature Analysis
Phonological Analysis
Assessment of Phonological Knowledge
Other Testing
Integrating Data from the Assessment
Severity and Intelligibility
Computer-Assisted Analysis of Phonology
Long-Term Impact of Phonological Disorders
Disorders of Fluency
Differential Diagnosis
The Appraisal of Stuttering
Evaluation at the Onset of Stuttering
Evaluation of the School-Aged Student
Assessment of the Adult Who Stutters
Assessment of Aphasia and Adult Language Disorders
The Nature of Aphasia
Case History
Diagnosis and Formal Testing
The Art of the Informal Assessment
Summing up the Findings
Motor Speech Disorders, Dysphagia, and the Oral Exam
The Oral Peripheral Examination
Apraxia of Speech in Adults
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
The Adult Dysarthrias
Cerebral Palsies and Dysarthria in Children
Dysphagia
Summary
Laryngeal and Alaryngeal Voice Disorders
The Nature of Vocal Disturbances
The Diagnostic Process
Perceptual, Acoustic, and Aerodynamic Assessment
Feature Assessment
Visual Assessment
Informal Assessment Probes
Conclusion to Vocal (Laryngeal) Disorders
Assessment of the Laryngectomee
The counseling Process
Background and Current Status Information
Early Speech Attempts with a Tracheoesophageal Prosthesis
Ongoing Assessments: A Dynamic Process
Prognosis
Assessment of Resonance Imbalance
Categories of Abnormal Resonance
Case History and General Voice Assessment
Assessment Techniques and Probes for Resonance Imbalance
Assessment Associated with Cleft Palate
Self-Esteem and Daily Impact
Prognosis Associated with Resonance Imbalance
Conclusion
Multicultural Issues in Assessment
Population and Professional Trends
Cultural Differences in Perceptions of Disability and Communications
Interviewing and Counseling Issues
Cultural Differences in Incidence and Prevalence of Disorders
Language Assessment: the Most Problematic Area
Nonstandardized Approaches in Multicultural Assessment
Concluding Remarks
The Diagnostic Report
Format
Confidentiality
Style
The Writing Process
Follow-Up
Summary
Early Child Language Assessment Interview Protocol
Coding Sheet for Early Multiword Analysis
Summary Sheet for Early Multiword Analysis
Data Consolidation in Limited Language Evaluations
Appendix E
References
Index

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