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Medical Speech-Language Pathology : A Practitioner's Guide (Hardcover)

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The updated edition of this classic is essential for all practitioners and advanced students. The editors artfully synthesize the pathology of voice, speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders with practical guidance. Insightful viewpoints and viable solutions are provided for patient management issues including neurological and physical challenges, surgical implications, and medical ethics, in the context of the continuum of health care settings.

The underlying causes of communication and swallowing impairments are explored in detail, along with respective treatment modalities. Starting with an overview of key considerations, the latest evidence-based science is presented throughout 22 chapters. Topics include differential diagnosis of adult communication and swallowing disorders, assessment and management approaches, and diagnostic tools such as imaging and endoscopy.

New chapters are devoted to:

  • Motor speech disorders
  • Education for medical speech-language pathologists
  • Aphasia
  • Pediatric traumatic brain injury
  • End of life communication and swallowing disorders

Written by renowned experts in the field, the updated edition of this classic textbook is essential for all practitioners and advanced students involved in the field. The editors artfully synthesize the complex pathology of speech-language disorders with practical guidance covering full scope of practice, resulting in a perfectly balanced text.

The underlying degenerative, neurogenic, and psychogenic causes of speech-language impairments are explored in detail, along with respective treatment modalities. Starting with an overview of key considerations, the latest evidence-based science is presented throughout 22 chapters. Topics include differential diagnosis of adult communication and swallowing disorders, assessment and management approaches, and diagnostic tools such as imaging and endoscopy.

Major Sections

  • Neurological Communication Disorders
  • Disorders of Swallowing and Voice
  • Patient Medical Management
  • Critical Care Collaboration

New chapters are devoted to motor speech disorders, education for medical speech-language pathologists, aphasia assessment and management, pediatric traumatic brain injury, and end of life communication and swallowing disorders. Leading neurologists, otolaryngologists, and nurse practitioners contribute their expertise, reflecting the multidisciplinary aspects of this field.

Enhanced with reader-friendly tables, charts, and illustrations, the third edition is a comprehensive, must-have guide. For graduate-level students and practicing speech-language pathologists, this book is certain to be an invaluable and frequently referenced resource.

Number of Pages: 378
Genre: Medical
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Thieme Medical Pub
Language: English
Street Date: November 22, 2016
TCIN: 17268486
UPC: 9781604063950
Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-3335
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