Articulation and Phonology in Speech Sound Disorders: A Clinical Focus eBook (6e) : 9780135184943

Articulation and Phonology in Speech Sound Disorders: A Clinical Focus eBook (6e)

Published by
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Title type
NZ/Pacific customers only
This eText can only be purchased by people residing in New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga or Cook Islands with a credit card from the same country. Click here to find the Pearson website for your region.
Appropriate for courses in Articulation and Phonological Disorders.

Help students bridge the gap between the theoretical issues in speech-language pathology and their clinical application Articulation and Phonology in Speech Sounds Disorders illustrates what works in practice and explains why it works. Every chapter focuses on suggestions for clinical practice as well as clinical examples and clinical applications. This approach will assist the reader in developing an understanding of how basic concepts and theoretical knowledge form the core for clinical decision making in the assessment and remediation of speech disorders.

The 6th Edition continues to help readers link academic foundations with clinical application. It incorporates the American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s position statements, definitions, and practice policies to aid students as they transition into competent clinicians. Also included is an overview of anatomy and physiology; a new section on the principles of motor learning; more user-friendly phonetic descriptors; the Dodd (2013) diagnostic classification system of speech sound disorders; updated diagnostic protocols; and new clinical exercises.

The full text downloaded to your computer

With eBooks you can:

  • search for key concepts, words and phrases
  • make highlights and notes as you study
  • share your notes with friends

eBooks are downloaded to your computer and accessible either offline through the Bookshelf (available as a free download), available online and also via the iPad and Android apps.

Upon purchase, you will receive via email the code and instructions on how to access this product.

Time limit

The eBooks products do not have an expiry date. You will continue to access your digital ebook products whilst you have your Bookshelf installed.

Table of contents
  • Clinical Framework: Basic Terms and Concepts
  • Articulatory Phonetics: Speech Sound Form
  • Phonetic Transcription and Diacritics
  • Theoretical Considerations and Practical Applications
  • Normal Phonological Development
  • Assessment and Appraisal: Collection of Data
  • Summarizing Data and Classifying Speech Sound Disorders
  • Dialects and English as a Second Language
  • Therapy for Articulation Disorders: Obtaining and Accurate Production of a Speech Sound
  • Treatment of Phonological Disorders
  • Speech Sound Disorders in Selected Populations
Features & benefits
  • Academic foundations content provides background knowledge, while clinical applications show what works in helping children and adults with speech sound disorders.
  • Academic foundations content can be found throughout the text: basic concepts; definitions of speech sound disorders; an overview of phonetic transcription and diacritics used to document disordered speech; theoretical models, including newer nonlinear frameworks, phonological development, relevant diagnostic, and therapeutic suggestions for including special populations — including those children with an emerging phonological system as well as dialect speakers and those with English as a second language; and specific assessment and treatment details of articulatory and phonological disorders, including several types of speech sound disorders.
  • New - American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s position statements, definitions, and practice policies will aid students as they transition into competent clinicians. (See the World Health Organization’s Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health, which is then incorporated into the Scope of Practice by ASHA in Chapter 6.)
  • New - A review of anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism helps students understand descriptions of articulation as well as cleft palate, and motor speech disorders such as cerebral palsy and acquired dysarthria.
  • New - The principles of motor learning are discussed in a new section.
  • New - The Dodd (2013) diagnostic classification system of speech sound disorders is introduced in Chapter 1 and revisited throughout the text to give students a framework for reference and clarify how the categories could look clinically.
  • Updated - More user-friendly phonetic descriptors are now aligned to the updated International Phonetic Alphabet (2015) to aid students in learning the specific descriptions without being unnecessarily burdened with cumbersome terminology.
  • Clinical framework content is introduced in Chapter 1, and revisited throughout the text with practical examples and applications, specifically the case studies, clinical applications, and clinical exercises. (See the new case study in Chapter 7, Jonah, demonstrating the application to several diagnostic protocols and how they can be applied to various types of therapy.)
  • Expanded - Updated diagnostic protocols include expanded information on contextual testing, the use of multisyllabic words, and a more streamlined process of analysis of diagnostic information. (See Chapter 6 for an introduction to the protocols, as well as subsequent case studies in other chapters.)
  • Case studies focus on real-life experiences that beginning students and clinicians will be confronted with, demonstrating a step-by-step process of multiple assessment strategies focusing on phonetic and phonemic analyses.
  • End-of-chapter critical-thinking activities and multiple-choice test questions provide classroom assignments for instructors and reinforcement for students.
  • Revised - Clinical exercises allow the student to practice mastery of theoretical concepts by applying them to real-life situations.
  • Therapists get practical help for understanding and addressing speech sounds in a wide diversity of children.
  • Detailed information is included on regional dialects, Ozark English, Appalachian English, and African-American Vernacular English — including discussions of specific vowel, consonant, and prosodic feature variations which are characteristic of these dialects.
  • Detailed information is included on seven of the most prevalent native languages of speakers of English as a second language within the United States — including discussions of a comparison of the native language’s vowel, consonant, phonotactics, and prosodic features relative to General American English. 
Access Code info.

To get the most out of your eBook you need to download the VitalSource Bookshelf software. This software is free to download and use. View the VitalSource Bookshelf system requirements here.

Download Information: Once purchased, you can view and/or download your eBook instantly, either via the download link which you will receive as soon as you complete your online order or by viewing the download link against the order in the My Account area of this website.

Please note: eBooks are available for download immediately and cannot be returned once purchased.

Sample Pages