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Speech Sound Disorders
For Class and Clinic

Former Title: The Manual of Speech Sound Disorders: A Book for Students and Clinicians
Fourth Edition
Ken M. Bleile
395 pages, Color Illustrations (2 Color), Softcover, 7 x 10"
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Speech Sound Disorders: For Class and Clinic, Fourth Edition offers a readable and practical guide to the care of speech sound disorders, emphasizing evidence-based principles and procedures that underlie almost all clinical approaches, making this an ideal choice for a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. Nearly twenty-five percent of the chapters offer hands-on analyzes of speech samples from real children.

The PluralPlus companion website contains dozens of downloadable assessment and treatment resources for both students and professionals. For an instructor, Speech Sound Disorders provides clear discussions of the connection between speech development and clinical decision making, consistent formatting across chapters, sample syllabi, options for PowerPoint presentations, and hundreds of review questions and "learn by doing" exercises for in-class activities and homework assignments.

Key Features:

  • Each chapter begins with learning objectives and key words, and ends with conclusions and review questions
  • Readable and practical discussions of complex clinical topics
  • Coverage of speech sound disorders from infants through adults
  • Clear link between speech development and clinical decision making
  • Emphasis on underlying principles and procedures
  • A PluralPlus companion website with PowerPoint lecture slides and answers to the review questions for instructors and assessment and treatment resources for students

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Stronger links between speech development and treatment
  • Invited chapters on AAC, bilingualism, speech production, and speech perception
  • Five "learn by doing" chapters with speech exercises from real children
  • 40 exercises based on speech samples from real children
  • Practical, hands-on discussion of assessment
  • More downloadable clinic resources

Speech Sound Disorders: For Class and Clinic, Fourth Edition is virtually a new book, about eighty percent updated and revised, with a new title and new contributors. The new title reflects changes in the profession and the new contributors add their expertise in language, language variations, speech production and perception, and assistive technology.

Companion Website Resources

Part I. Foundations

Chapter 1. Speech
Chapter 2. Speech Sound Disorders
Chapter 3. Speech Production
Todd A. Bohnenkamp
Chapter 4. Speech Reception and Perception
Jaimie L. Gilbert
Chapter 5. Phonetics Warm-Up

Part II. Speech Development

Chapter 6. Infants
Chapter 7. Toddlers
Chapter 8. Preschoolers
Chapter 9. Students
Chapter 10. Speech Puzzles

Part III. Assessment

Chapter 11. Speech Evaluation
Chapter 12. Assessing a Bilingual Child
Lindsey R. Squires
Chapter 13. Hypothesis Testing
Chapter 14. Phonetic Inventories
Chapter 15. Phonological Processes

Part IV. Treatment

Chapter 16. Developmental Goals
Chapter 17. Treatment Sounds
Chapter 18. Talking with Children
Chapter 19. Talking about Speech
Chapter 20. Supporting Communication
Evette Edmister
Chapter 21. The Daily Researcher
Chapter 22. Sound Decisions

Appendix A. Special Symbols and Diacritics
Appendix B. Definitions
Appendix C. Dialect and Accent

About The Author

Ken M. Bleile

Ken M. Bleile, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Northern Iowa and a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). He is the author of The Late Eight and Speech Sound Disorders: For Class and Clinic. Dr. Bleile served twice as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. He is the former Chair of ASHA's International Issues Board and is a recipient of the association's Multicultural Board's Diversity Champion Award.

Purchasers of this book receive complimentary access to supplementary materials hosted on a PluralPlus companion website.

To access the materials, log in to the website using the URL located inside the front cover of your copy of Speech Sound Disorders.

To access the student materials, you must register on the companion website and log in using the access code located inside the front cover of your textbook.

To access the instructor materials, you must contact Plural Publishing, Inc. to be verified as an instructor and receive your access code.

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