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Motor Speech Disorders

Edited by: Gary Weismer
315 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Hardcover, 7 x 10"
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Designed to work in conjunction with graduate textbooks in motor speech disorders, this collection showcases the state of the art in motor speech disorders. Leading names in the field review the history, current practice and future trends, neural models, acoustics and measurement, speech technology, and treatment approaches. Chapters are carefully constructed and include key points, summaries, references, and supplemental reading.

  • CHAPTER 1:
    • The Shaping of a Field
      Gary Weismer
  • CHAPTER 2:
    • Motor Speech Disorders: History, Current Practice, Future Trends and Goals
      Joseph R. Duffy
  • CHAPTER 3:
    • Neural Perspectives on Motor Speech Disorders: Current Understanding
      Gary Weismer
  • CHAPTER 4:
    • Speech Breathing in Motor Speech Disorders
      Gary Weismer
  • CHAPTER 5:
    • Voice and Motor Speech Disorders: Technology, Data, Clinical Application
      Eugene H. Buder
  • CHAPTER 6:
    • Segmental Articulation in Motor Speech Disorders
      Kris Tjaden
  • CHAPTER 7:
    • The Role of Speech Perception in Motor Speech Disorders
      Julie M. Liss
  • CHAPTER 8:
    • Dysphagia in Patients with Motor Speech Disorders
      John C. Rosenbek and Harrison N. Jones
  • CHAPTER 9:
    • Interventions to Improve Intelligibility and Communicative Success for Speakers with Dysarthria
      Katherine C. Hustad and Gary Weismer

About The Editor

Gary Weismer

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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