Description of Introduction to Communication Disorders
A clear, comprehensive introduction to communication sciences and disorders
Introduction to Communication Disorders: A Lifespan Evidence-Based Perspective presents recent advances in the assessment and treatment of communication disorders in a highly readable manner. Each chapter is concise, yet comprehensive–striking a just right balance of information appropriate for introductory-level students.
Readers gain a basic foundation in the areas of anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing, and an overview of the various disorders that affect voice, fluency, articulation, language, cognition, swallowing, and hearing across the lifespan. Updated case studies, evidence-based practice summary boxes, and new medically based photographs help students bridge the gap between theory and clinical application.
About the Author
Robert E. Owens, Jr., Ph.D. (“Dr. Bob”) is a New York State Distinguished Teaching Professor and a professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the College of Saint Rose where he teaches courses in language development and language disorders.
Kimberly A. Farinella, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northern Arizona University where she teaches Motor Speech Disorders at the graduate level, and Speech Science at the undergraduate level.