40 million Americans have communication disorders. Your readers are provided with essential information on speech disorders. This book also serves as a historical survey, by providing information on the controversies surrounding its causes. Compelling first-person narratives by people coping with speech disorders give readers a first-hand experience. Patients, family members, or caregivers explain the condition from their own experience. The symptoms, causes, treatments, and potential cures are explained in detail. Essential to anyone trying to learn about diseases and conditions, the alternative treatments are explored. Each essay is carefully edited and presented with an introduction, so that they are accessible for student researchers and readers.
ContentsSpeech disorders : an overview / Monique Laberge
The evolution and physiology of speech / Larry Blaser
Distinguising oral-motor, articulation, and phonological disorders / Nancy Lucker-Lazerson
The impact of stuttering / American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Aphasia disrupts speech and language comprehension / National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Selective mutism is both an anxiety and a speech disorder / Neil Izenberg and Steven A. Dowshen
Therapy can help people who stutter become more fluent in their speech / American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Therapy for people who stutter should focus on brain function rather than speech / Barbara Dahm
People who stutter face discrimination / William D. Parry
Many people who stutter have successful careers / The Stuttering Foundation
Repetitive books are useful tools for treating childhood apraxia of speech / Michelle Solomon and Lavinia Pereira
Eclectic approaches are useful for treating childhood apraxia of speech / Sharon Gretz
Children with selective mutism need therapy that addresse dysfunctional family dynamics / Lynda Zielinski
Dysfunctional family dynamics do not cause selective mutism / Christine Stanley
Love beyond words : parenting a daughter with severe speech impairments / Robert Rummel-Hudson
The psychological terror of stuttering / Ed Arrington
Confessions of a covert stutterer / Cathy O.
When the words started to disappear / Kim O'Connell.
|Series||Perspectives on diseases and disorders.|
|Publisher|| Detroit :Gale, Cengage Learning,2012
Williams, Mary E.,
154 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.