Introduction to Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders (3rd Edition)


Combines everything in Essentials of Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders along with 6 additional chapters on clinical service. A great foundational resource!

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By Franklin H. Silverman, Ph.D.

For Professionals and University Students

Note: This is the textbook only. The online version is no longer available.

Introduction to Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders, 3rd Edition is an exciting, innovative text from one of the nation’s most-respected authorities. This clear and inclusive text delivers the fundamental concepts of speech-language pathology and audiology. Combining solid scientific research with life-span coverage, it provides a caring, thorough view of the causes of communication disorders, as well as the effects these disorders have on the people who live with them every day.
Silverman covers the essentials at a level that discusses current knowledge in physiology or biochemistry, while at the same time emphasizing the practical and clinical applications of speech pathology to everyday life.

Chapters include:

  • Communicative disorders and their impact
  • Hearing disorders
  • Voice disorders
  • Articulation disorders
  • Nasal resonance disorders
  • Fluency disorders
  • Children’s language disorders
  • Aphasia and other adult language disorders
  • The clinicians who manage communicative disorders
  • An historical perspective
  • The clinical relationship
  • Diagnosis and assessment
  • Being helpful (intervention)
  • Improving clinical services: the clinician’s responsibilities
  • Speech-language pathologists as “Physical therapists of the mouth”

Each chapter includes an outline, learning objectives, interactive figures, glossary terms, chapter questions (with answer key), and references.