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Assessment of Communication Disorders in Adults
Resources and Protocols

Second Edition
MN Hegde, Don Freed
Details:
496 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 8.5 x 11"
Included Media:
Companion Website
ISBN13:
978-1-59756-983-5
Release Date:
12/30/2016
$99.95

Overview

Assessment of Communication Disorders in Adults: Resources and Protocols, Second Edition offers a unique combination of scholarly information, invaluable resources, and time-saving protocols on assessment of communication disorders in adults.

Most resource books offer limited research and scholarly information, thus making them unsuitable as textbooks for academic courses on assessment and diagnosis. Similarly, most traditional textbooks do not include practical, easy-to-use, and time-saving resources and protocols that the practicing clinicians can readily use during assessment sessions. By combining the strengths of traditional textbooks with newer assessment resources and protocols, this one-of-a-kind book offers a single, comprehensive source that is suitable as a textbook and useful as a practical clinical resource.

This bestselling and trusted text:

  • Covers the full range of communication disorders in adults, from aphasia to voice disorders
  • Gives a comprehensive outline of basic assessment procedures
  • Provides a set of protocols that are necessary to assess any communication disorder in adults
  • Addresses the multicultural issues in assessing communication disorders in adults and offers an integrated assessment approach that includes the most desirable features of the traditional and several alternative approaches
  • Contains two chapters for each disorder: one on resources that offers scholarly and research background on the disorder and one on resources that describe practical procedures and protocols that save preparation time and effort for the clinician


New to the Second Edition:

  • A PluralPlus companion website allows clinicians to view, modify, and print the assessment protocols for their personal use
  • All Resources chapters reflect current research and assessment principles and procedures
  • Updated listings and descriptions of published, standardized tests that are commonly used in the assessment of communication disorders in adults are provided
  • Revisions of several assessment procedures and protocols, based on recent research, are included
  • Revised and expanded descriptions of many adult communication disorders are provided
  • Each chapter contains a summary and sample study questions



RELATED BOOK ON CHILDREN
This book is a companion volume to Assessment of Communication Disorders in Children, Third Edition. These two volumes offer a comprehensive set of resources and protocols to assess the entire range of communication disorders in all age groups.

Review

  • Doody's (May 2017):
    "Named to Doody's Core Titles in the Health Sciences - Speech, Language & Hearing 2017 list."

Preface
Creating Client-Specific Assessment Packages with Protocols on the Companion Website

Part I. Foundations of Assessment

Chapter 1. Assessment of Adults: An Overview
Chapter 2. Common Assessment Protocols

Part II. Assessment of Motor Speech Disorders in Adults

Chapter 3. Assessment of Apraxia of Speech (AOS): Resources
Chapter 4. Assessment of Apraxia of Speech (AOS): Protocols
Chapter 5. Assessment of Dysarthria: Resources
Chapter 6. Assessment of Dysarthria: Protocols

Part III. Assessment of Aphasia

Chapter 7. Assessment of Aphasia: Resources
Chapter 8. Assessment of Aphasia: Protocols

Part IV. Assessment of Right-Hemisphere Syndrome

Chapter 9. Assessment of Right-Hemisphere Syndrome (RHS): Resources
Chapter 10. Assessment of Right-Hemisphere Syndrome (RHS): Protocols

Part V. Assessment of Major and Minor Neurocognitive Disorder (Dementia)

Chapter 11. Assessment of Major and Minor Neurocognitive Disorder (Dementia): Resources
Chapter 12. Assessment of Major and Minor Neurocognitive Disorder (Dementia): Protocols

Part VI. Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury

Chapter 13. Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Resources
Chapter 14. Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Protocols

Part VII. Assessment of Fluency Disorders

Chapter 15. Assessment of Fluency Disorders: Resources
Chapter 16. Assessment of Fluency Disorders: Protocols

Part VIII. Assessment of Voice

Chapter 17. Assessment of Voice: Resources
Chapter 18. Assessment of Voice: Protocols

Index

About The Authors

MN Hegde

M.N. Hegde, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Speech-Language Pathology in the Department of Communicative Disorders at California State University, Fresno. A highly regarded author in speech-language pathology, his books include leading texts in academic courses and valuable resources for clinicians. His books have been used in worldwide in speech-language pathology programs.


Don Freed

Don Freed, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies at California State University, Fresno. He received his MS and PhD from the University of Oregon. Prior to his PhD, he worked as a speech-language pathologist in acute care and rehabilitative medical facilities. He also worked as a research speech pathologist for three years at the Portland VA Medical Center. His research has primarily concentrated on adult language and motor speech disorders.

Related Titles

Clinical Assessment of Voice

Clinical Assessment of Voice

Robert Thayer Sataloff

752 pages, Color Illustrations (4 Color), Softcover, 8.5 x 11"

Purchasers of this book receive complimentary access to assessment protocols hosted on a PluralPlus companion website.

Materials:

  • Protocols and report activity pages


To access the protocols, log in to the website using the URL and Access Code located inside the front cover of your copy of Assessment of Communication Disorders in Adults: Resources and Protocols, Second Edition.