Designed to help those studying speech-language pathology, this highly useful workbook is both an introduction to the basic concepts and a teaching tool to develop and test students' knowledge. Frequently encountered communication disorders are included, as are conditions less commonly found in speech-language pathology curricula but which feature increasingly in clinical caseloads. The book features: * 330 short-answer questions to help students to develop knowledge of the causes and features of communication disorders * 60 data analysis exercises to give students practice in analysing clinical linguistic data * Full answers to the exercises, saving the lecturer time in devising responses, and allowing students to use the responses to test their own knowledge and understanding * A detailed glossary of terms, avoiding the need to consult other sources for explanations and making the text self-contained * Suggestions for further reading for each chapter.
Louise Cummings is Professor of Linguistics at Nottingham Trent University. She is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and is registered with the Health Professions Council in the UK.
1. Introduction to communication disorders; 2. Developmental speech disorders; 3. Developmental language disorders; 4. Communication disorders in mental illness; 5. Acquired speech disorders; 6. Acquired language disorders; 7. Disorders of voice; 8. Disorders of fluency; 9. Hearing disorders; Answers to questions and exercises; Glossary.