Phonological Disorders in Children Clinical Decision Making in Assessment and Intervention

ISBN-10: 1557667845
ISBN-13: 9781557667847
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company Incorporated
Publication date: 4/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

This is one-of-a-kind resource presents a wide range of expert opinions about phonological disorders in children, allowing readers to understand and compare diverse approaches to assessment and intervention, choose the ones that will work best, and use their new knowledge to make decisions during clinical interventions. For each of the book's three sections--Assessment and Classification. Goal and Target Selection, and Intervention--the editors pose important "frequently asked questions" for each contributor to answer, on topics such as diagnostic classification systems, integration of language goals with phonological goals, selection of treatment goals and targets, individual therapy versus group therapy, and what to do when an intervention plan is not working. Through the theoretical insights and practical experience each contributor shares--and a helpful conclusion that comments on all the approaches discussed--readers will have the broad and balanced knowledge they need for informed clinical decision making. Speech-language parhologists, graduate students, audiologists, and educators will use this comprehensive, accessible resource to shape their practices and improve the lives of children with phonological disorders.

A. Lynn Williams, Ph.D., joined the Communicative Disorders faculty of East Tennessee State University in 1995 following academic positions at Oklahoma State University and California State University at Fullerton. Most of her research over the past decade has involved clinical investigations of models of phonological treatment for children with severe to profound speech disorders. She developed an alternative model of phonological intervention, called multiple oppositions, which she has examined in National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded treatment efficacy studies and recently has compared with other models of contrastive phonological intervention. Dr. Williams is the author of SCIP: Sound Contrasts in Phonology, a phonological intervention software program that was funded through the National Institute of Deafness and Communicative Disorders.

Series Preface
Editorial Advisory Board
About the Editors
Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Assessment and Classification
Clinical Diagnosis of Developmental Speech Disorders
Perspectives in Assessment
Components of Phonological Assessment
Assessment for Determining a Communication Profile
Assessment and Classification: An Integrative Model of Language and Motor Contributions to Phonological Development
Goal and Target Selection
Promoting Generalization: Selecting, Scheduling, and Integrating Goals
Goals and Targets: Facilitating the Self-Organizing Nature of a Neuro-Network
Goal and Target Selection for Developmental Speech Disorders
From Developmental Norms to Distance Metrics: Past, Present, and Future Directions for Target Selection Practices
Selection of Phonological Goals and Targets: Not Just an Exercise in Phonological Analysis
Intervention
Planning and Monitoring Intervention Programs
Intervention: Manipulating Complex Input to Promote Self-Organization of a Neuro-Network
Special Considerations in Intervention
A Treatment Program for Enhancing Stimulability
The Importance of Phonetic Factors in Phonological Intervention
A Model and Structure for Phonological Intervention
Phonological Intervention: The How or the What?
Summary, Reflections, and Future Directions
Index

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