Human Communication Disorders: An Introduction, Pearson New International Edition (8e) : 9781292042084

Human Communication Disorders: An Introduction, Pearson New International Edition (8e)

Anderson, Norma B. et al
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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For undergraduates taking introduction courses in communication sciences and disorders.


This leading introductory book on communication disorders uses student-friendly content to explore current research, central theories, and the nuts and bolts of clinical therapy.


Updated with the most current research and information, the 8th Edition of Human Communication Disorders continues to cover a broad range of topics including speech and language development, genetics, the biology and physics of communication, and an overview of cultural and linguistic diversity. With an emphasis on evidence-based practice, experts in speech-language pathology and audiology place communication processes and communication disorders in perspective, define basic theories of causation, introduce identifying characteristics, and present an overview of procedures for evaluation and treatment — while at the same time focusing on the real people who both have communication disorders and the real people who study them.


Table of contents
  • Introduction: Human Communication Disorders:
  • Development of Communication, Language, and Speech
  • The Biology and Physics of Speech
  • Multicultural and Multilingual Considerations
  • Genetics: Basis for Development and Disorders
  • Articulatory and Phonological Disorders
  • Stuttering and Other Disorders of Fluency
  • Voice Disorders
  • Cleft Lip and Palate and other Craniofacial Disorders
  • Neurogenic Disorders of Speech in Children and Adults
  • Aphasia and Related Acquired Language Disorders
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Swallowing: Process and Disorders
  • Hearing and Hearing Disorders
  • Audiologic Rehabilitation
New to this edition

  • A greater emphasis on student-friendly style and content make the text easier to learn from, easier to use, and easier to read.
  • Up-to-date research and information on clinical practice keeps the text current, relevant, and fresh.

Features & benefits
  • Experts on topics ranging from communication development and craniofacial disorders to communication delays and disorders in young childrenofferextensive coverage of each individual subject.
  • An engaging writing style and appropriate content ensure that students receive a strong foundation in communication disorders along with a solid awareness of important topics.
  • The personal perspectives of chapter authors allow students a realistic glimpse of the profession from experts in the field.
  • A collection of case studies reveals the personal side of communication disorders and offers real-world examples of chapter topics.
  • End-of-chapter study questions help students to review the material, think critically about what they have just read, and enhance the learning experience