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Publication

Working with Families in Speech-Language Pathology

Nicole Watts Pappas, Sharynne McLeod
Details:
358 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 6 x 9"
ISBN13:
978-1-59756-241-6
Release Date:
11/01/2008
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Overview

This book links research to clinical practice with studies of parents’ perceptions of their involvement in their child’s intervention, and their relationship with the SLP being used to inform clinicians of the most effective ways of interacting with and involving parents in SLP intervention. A series of chapters covering the evidence base of effectiveness of parent and family involvement in different areas of SLP clinical practice also inform readers of what methods of parental involvement have been proven to increase child and family outcomes. Sections on practical tips for involving families and individual case studies facilitate the readers’ knowledge of how to use family-friendly principles in practice.

Review

  • Amanda N. Ihle, BS, George Washington University, Doody's Review Service (2009):
    "The organization of the book makes it easy to navigate. The evidence derived from the liteature reviews is easy to understand and use to rationalize/explain a particular approach to parents. Extensive charts with shaded features draw the readers' attention to particular sections."

  • Foreword
    Ken M. Bleile
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • Part I.
    • 1. Models of practice in speech-language pathologists’ work with families
      Nicole Watts Pappas, Sharynne McLeod and Lindy McAllister
    • 2. Speech-language pathologists’ and other allied health professionals’ perceptions of working with parents and families
      Nicole Watts Pappas and Sharynne McLeod
    • 3. Parents’ perceptions of their involvement in pediatric allied health intervention
      Nicole Watts Pappas and Sharynne McLeod
  • Part II.
    • 4. Working with families of young children with communication and language impairments: Identification and assessment
      Elizabeth R. Crais
    • 5. Working with families of young children with communication and language impairments: Intervention
      Luigi Girolametto and Elaine Weitzman
    • 6. Working with families of children who stutter
      Ann Packman and Marilyn Langevin
    • 7. Working with families of children with speech impairment
      Nicole Watts Pappas and Sharynne McLeod
    • 8. Working with families of children who use AAC
      Julie Marshall and Juliet Goldbart
    • 9. Working with families of children with dysphagia: An interdisciplinary approach
      Bernice A. Mathisen
    • 10. Working with families of children with hearing loss
      Alice Eriks-Brophy
    • 11. Working with families of young children to facilitate emergent literacy skills in young children with language impairment
      A. Lynn Williams and Martha J. Coutinho

About The Authors

Nicole Watts Pappas

Dr. Nicole Watts Pappas is an adjunct lecturer at Charles Sturt University, as well as a speech pathologist at the Upper Mt. Gravatt Children’s Development Centre. She recently completed her PhD in working with families in intervention for phonological impairment. Dr. Watts Pappas is the recipient of a number of grants, including the Mitchellsearch Grant, Nadia Verall Memorial Grant, and a Charles Sturt University Scholarship. Dr. Watts Pappas was Associate Editor of Speech Pathology Australia’s clinical journal titled, ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech Language and Hearing in 2004 and a member of the editorial board for three years. Dr. Watts Pappas has spoken extensively on the subject of working with parents and families, presenting at both national and international conferences, including the American Speech and Hearing Association convention, the International Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics conference, the Asia Pacific Conference on Speech, Language and Hearing, the Early Childhood Association conference, and the Speech Pathology Australia conference. In 2006 Dr. Watts Pappas was invited to co-present a Speech Pathology Australia workshop on forming partnerships with parents in speech-language pathology intervention. Dr. Watts Pappas is the author of book chapters on working with parents and families in The International Guide to Speech Acquisition and Children’s Speech Sound Disorders. In addition to her research Dr. Watts Pappas has 11 years of clinical experience working with parents and families in intervention for young children, and to ensure the clinical applicability of her research, continues to work in a community health clinic.


Sharynne McLeod

Sharynne McLeod is a professor of speech and language acquisition at Charles Sturt University, Australia. She is an elected Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Speech Pathology Australia and is the Vice President of the International Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics Association.