Sourcebook for Adolescents Through to Adults with Acquired Communication Disorders: Sourcebook for Assessing & Maintaining Communication (New edition)

Sourcebook for Adolescents Through to Adults with Acquired Communication Disorders: Sourcebook for Assessing & Maintaining Communication (New edition)

By: Fiona Sugden-Best (author)Audio Book

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This sourcebook has a range of material for both assessment and therapy, including for those individuals who have profound neurological impairments, resulting in limited motor control, or who can only communicate via eye pointing. The sections are: * Oromotor skills: an initial oromotor assessment; exercises in a clear format, with illustrations, to enable clients to work independently or with carers, with recording sheets. * Voice and breathing: assessment and exercise sheets, including relaxation, voice, breathing, intonation, resonance and pitch, with illustrations and diagrams. * Articulation sheets: Speech sounds, including consonant clusters, multi-syllabic words and tongue twisters. * Assessment of communication skills: a range of language assessments and screens. * Communication questionnaire and handouts: a personal communication history, handouts to raise client awareness of difficulties, together with a large number of handouts for both clients and carers in relation to a wide range of communication disorders, including strategies and tips. * AAC: a screening tool; coloured and printable 'yes/no' cards and an extensive range of alphabet charts for both direct and indirect access.

About Author

Fiona Sugden-Best qualified as a speech & language therapist from City University, London, in 1988, where she returned to study for a MSc in Communication Disorders in 1993. She initially worked in a general position for Newham Health Authority before working at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability for seven-and-a-half years, managing predominantly a progressive neurological client group and providing cover on the rehabilitation wards, including the minimally responsive unit. She has also worked as Senior Speech & Language Therapist for acute neurosciences at The Royal London and Barts NHS Trust, as adult team-co-ordinator for Redbridge Healthcare, covering a domiciliary caseload and as Head Speech & Language Therapist at The Children's Trust. She is currently Head of SLT and Dietetics for Surrey and Sussex Health Care NHS Trust, she clinically covers a group of residential nursing and adults with learning disability homes for an independent provider , together with providing a private therapeutic service to clients with both voice and acquired communication disorders. She has always been actively involved in educating others, including speech & language therapists.


CD +booklet ISBN 978-0-86388-977-6 Order Code D11-003-5911 GBP51.50 +VAT Oromotor exercises in a clear format, with illustrations to enable clients to work independently; Articulation sheets : speech sounds, including consonant clusters, of multi-syllabic words and tongue twisters; Langugae assessments and screens for those reliant at a high level on hand pointing only; AAC screen with alphabet charts for direct access; Handouts to give to the client for awareness of their specific communication difficulties; Questionnaires, breathing and voice parameters; includies breathing exercises and sheets relating to relaxation and posture, pitch, intonation and resonance exercises to give to the client.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780863889776
  • Format: Audio Book, Mixed Media
  • ID: 9780863889776
  • weight: 128
  • ISBN10: 0863889778
  • edition: New edition

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