This comprehensive textbook for undergraduate-level anatomy and physiology courses in communication sciences and disorders programs is neither oversimplified nor excessively detailed. The book is written with clinical endpoints in mind, and only those topics that are ultimately important to understanding, evaluating, and managing clients with speech, hearing, and swallowing disorders are covered.
Drawn from the best-selling Preclinical Speech Science: Anatomy, Physiology, Acoustics, and Perception, Second Edition textbook (Hixon, Weismer, & Hoit, 2014), the authors distilled and simplified the chapters on breathing and speech production, laryngeal function and speech production, velopharyngeal-nasal function and speech production, pharyngeal-oral function and speech production, brain structures and mechanisms, and swallowing to ensure they are approachable for entry-level students. They also added a new chapter on the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system.
- Numerous beautiful, full-color illustrations
- Presents complex information clearly in a concise, easy-to-understand manner
- Written with a practical focus in mind
- Supplementary resources on a PluralPlus companion website, including an image bank, study questions, exercises, and powerpoints
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Breathing and Speech Production
Chapter 3. Laryngeal Function and Speech Production
Chapter 4. Velopharyngeal-Nasal Function and Speech Production
Chapter 5. Pharyngeal-Oral Function and Speech Production
Chapter 6. Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory System
Chapter 7. Brain Structures and Mechanisms for Speech, Language, and Hearing
Chapter 8. Swallowing
About The Authors
Jeannette D. Hoit, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona and a speech-language pathologist. Dr. Hoit received her BA in Anthropology from University of California at Los Angeles, her MA in Communicative Disorders from San Diego State University, and her PhD in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Arizona, and she pursued postdoctoral study in the Harvard School of Public Health Respiratory Biology Program and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Speech Research Laboratory. Dr. Hoit's research focuses on speech physiology, with an emphasis on normal aging and development, neuromotor speech disorders, and respiratory function and dysfunction. Dr. Hoit is a past and current editor of the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and past president of the American Association of Phonetic Sciences. She has received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from San Diego State University and several teaching and mentoring awards from the University of Arizona.
Gary Weismer, PhD, is Professor Emeritus and former Chair and Oros Bascom Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees at the Pennsylvania State University and his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1975. Dr. Weismer's research publications concern normal speech production, as well as speech production and intelligibility phenomena in persons with motor speech disorders. Dr. Weismer has twice been Associate Editor for the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (previously the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research) and Associate Editor of Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica (FPL). From 2011 to 2016, he was Editor in Chief of FPL and a member of the Executive Board of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics. In 1999, Dr. Weismer was named a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. Dr. Weismer has won several teaching awards, including a mentoring award in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Honors program and several residence hall awards for outstanding teaching.
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