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Introduction to Clinical Methods in Communication Disorders, Third Edition - Rhea Paul

Introduction to Clinical Methods in Communication Disorders, Third Edition

By: Rhea Paul

Paperback Published: 12th February 2014
ISBN: 9781598572865
Number Of Pages: 432

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The bestselling core textbook on communication disorders is better than ever with this new third edition, thoroughly revised and based on updated ASHA standards. Covering a broad range of disorders and developmental levels, this text gives future professionals up-to-date guidance on evidence-based practice from more than 20 academics and working clinicians. Preservice SLPs and audiologists will get a comprehensive guide to contemporary clinical practice-one they'll use for the rest of their careers to provide the best possible services for people with communication disorders. An essential text for all students in clinical methods courses and a reliable reference for practicing professionals!


  • implementing evidence-based practice to improve client outcomes
  • aligning everyday practice with the ASHA Code of Ethics
  • collecting communication samples
  • conducting effective assessment and implementing interventions
  • understanding public policies that affect clinical practice
  • ensuring sensitive and efficient clinical communications, including counselling clients, documenting findings, and recording treatment outcomes
  • delivering services skilfully across settings, including homes, hospitals, and schools
  • working with families from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds
  • providing successful family-centred services
  • making sound decisions about assistive technology

New chapters on assessment, the role of research in clinical practice, communication sampling procedures, and cultural diversity * Updated ASHA standards * Coverage of new legislation and regulations * New bases of evidence for the intervention chapter * Updated clinical communication chapter with more coverage of electronic records and HIPAA compliance * Expanded service delivery chapter that discusses the emerging roles of SLPs and AUDs.

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"An up-to-date, valuable resource. From start to finish, this text serves as a thorough, easily accessible guide for successfully navigating a wide variety of clinical experiences." --Shari L. DeVeney, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

About the Online Companion MaterialsAbout the EditorAbout the ContributorsAcknowledgmentsChapter 1 Introduction to Clinical Practice in Communication Disorders, Rhea PaulAppendix 1A 2014 Standards and Implementation Procedures for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language PathologyAppendix 1B 2012 Standards and Implementation Procedures for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in AudiologyChapter 2 Ethical Practice in Communication Disorders, Rhea Paul and Paul W. CascellaAppendix 2A ASHA Code of Ethics (ASHA, 2010)Appendix 2B American Academy of Audiology Code of Ethics Chapter 3 Evidence-Based Decision Making in Communication Intervention, Marc E. Fey, Laura M. Justice, and Mary Beth SchmittChapter 4 Principles of Communication Assessment, Michelle MacRoy-Higgins and Elizabeth E. GallettaChapter 5 Communication Sampling Procedures, Patrick R. Walden, Monica Gordon-Pershey, and Rhea PaulChapter 6 Communication Intervention: Principles and Procedures, Froma Roth and Rhea PaulChapter 7 Interviewing, Counseling, and Clinical Communication, Kevin M. McNamaraChapter 8 Public Policies Affecting Clinical Practice , Michele A. Anderson and Nickola W. NelsonChapter 9 Clinical Service Delivery and Work Settings, Mary H. Purdy, Paul W. Cascella, and James J. DempseyChapter 10 Issues of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity, Brian A. Goldstein and Aquiles IglesiasChapter 11 Technology and Communication Disorders, Elizabeth S. Simmons, Donald A. Vogel, and Gladys MillmanChapter 12 Family-Centered Practice, Denise LaPrade Rini and Jane HindenlangChapter 13 Research in Clinical Practice: Procedures for Development of Single-Case Experimental Designs, Geralyn R. Timler and Michelle S. BourgeoisGlossaryAnswer KeyIndex

ISBN: 9781598572865
ISBN-10: 1598572865
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 12th February 2014
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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