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Evidence based practice (EBP) has proponents in all areas of healthcare and was endorsed in a technical report in 2004 and a position statement in 2005 by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Despite this, there is no text on EBP with specific application to audiology. It is particularly important in audiology, where there are various interventions to assist people with hearing impairment and a growing body of research evidence that needs to be appraised by clinicians and researchers.. This comprehensive book describes the principles of EBP as they apply to the evaluation of audiologic interventions in children and adults. The reader will learn the process of EBP, as well as gain knowledge on the evidence relating to specific interventions. Evidence Based Practice in Audiology is divided into four sections. The first section describes principles of EBP, including how to evaluate evidence and how to facilitate evidence based decisions with clients. The remaining three sections provide a discussion of the best available evidence about hearing aids, cochlear implants, and other interventions. These three sections contain chapters written by leading international authors who summarize the best available evidence, highlight where further evidence is needed, and recommend how further evidence should be collected and applied in the clinic. The book will ends with an appendix that contains recommended measures for the collection of evidence about different audiologic interventions.. Evidence Based Practice in Audiology is a highly valued resource for students, researchers, clinical audiologists, other health professionals and policy makers. For students, the book can be used for learning about research methods and about outcomes of interventions for children and adults with hearing impairment. For researchers, the book provides a useful summary of available research on important topics in habilitation and rehabilitation and may assi

Phonetics: A Contemporary Approach introduces students to linguistic phonetics and teaches the skills necessary for clinical application. Centered on a strong foundation of hands-on experience, this dynamic text is designed to help instructors provide their students with the most current topics and theories related to phonetics and phonetic transcription. Students will utilize theories and principles by creating their own Articulation Test, giving them an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned. With fun and engaging learning tools including challenging word puzzles, riddles, transcription exercises, fill-in-the-blank questions, and anagrams, Phonetics: A Contemporary Approach provides students and instructors with a wealth of unique resources for learning and teaching. TOPICS International Phonetic Alphabet and its clinical applications Sound/symbol association used to describe each of the American English speech sounds and their characteristics Information regarding the English Language History of United States English spelling and pronunciation Information and discussion of the speech and hearing mechanisms A comprehensive study of the American English vowels, dipthongs, and consonants, including extensive transcription drill exercises A discussion of the clinical applications of the concepts of phonetic science. INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES Test Bank STUDENT RESOURCES Sound/Symbol Reference Chart Word Puzzles Fill-in-the-blank questions Transcription Exercises Anagrams Companion Website with an Interactive Glossary featuring phonetic symbols and audio, Matching Exercises, and Flashcards https://healthprofessions.jbpub.com/thorum Please note: Some electronic versions and eBooks do not contain an access code to the Companion Website.

Equip your students with the effective counseling skills they need to help their clients deal with the challenges of communication disorders. COUNSELING SKILLS FOR SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AND AUDIOLOGISTS, 2E is the only text available that combines the insights of a well-respected clinical psychologist with the practical knowledge of a recognized speech-language pathologist to highlight the most important basic and advanced counseling skills your students need. Written in user-friendly language, this text places the theories of counseling and the therapeutic process in real-life contexts that are applicable and meaningful for today’s speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Numerous, varied examples drawn directly from the first-hand experiences of the authors help students develop relevant and usable skills. Case studies and proven learning features help your students refine their abilities to manage even the most challenging emotions, behaviors, and situations.
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Fitting and Dispensing Hearing Aids is an introductory book written for ENTs, prospective hearing instrument specialists studying to obtain their state license, audiology assistants, and speech pathologists working with hearing impaired adults. It also is an excellent introduction for Au.D. students or practicing audiologists just beginning work with hearing aid dispensing.

This extremely practical and engaging book logically takes the reader from beginning to end of the entire hearing aid selection and fitting process. The chapters sequentially provide the reader with the essential knowledge needed to fit modern hearing aids, along with links to handy websites for further study and reference.

The authors are experienced in the day-to-day fitting of hearing aids and have taught hundreds of students with a variety of backgrounds. They provide a consistent overview of the fundamentals of the entire hearing aid selection process. The chapters provide step-by-step guidelines covering both the art and science of hearing aid fitting. 

Whether you are planning a career as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist, Clinical Audiology: An Introduction, 2nd edition, is the most comprehensive, easy-to-understand book designed to give you the clinical knowledge base needed to advance in your chosen profession. Coverage of audiology basics is broadly based and includes topics such as hearing instruments, various assessment techniques, and the treatment process, in order to offer you a well-rounded view of the clinical practice of audiology.
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Disorders of the Auditory System covers both classic as well as new disorders of the auditory system and reflects the combined efforts of renowned audiologists and otologists. Perhaps for the first time, both the audiological and medical aspects of auditory dysfunction associated with disorders of the peripheral and central auditory system will be covered in one text. This book provides numerous insightful case studies that will provide informative reading for professionals in the fields of audiology, otology and neurology.

"Stuttering is the most comprehensive core introductory textbook on the topic available today._ The work sets itself apart from competitors by exploring a variety of practice settings and grounding all topics in a firm basis of the disorder's origin and nature rather than just providing clinical presentations. It is the most popular textbook for undergraduate stuttering/fluency disorders courses in Speech Pathology/Audiology programs and first year graduate stuttering/fluency disorders courses in Speech Pathology masters programs. _This has been the definitive text for a number of years and through multiple editions. With a new edition that updates the science and addresses all current methodologies, this will continue to be the most successful and useful textbook on the subject"--Provided by publisher.

"This textbook aligns the basic science of anatomy and physiology with the applied art and science of communication disorders. The content is approached from a clinical perspective so that students understand the application of the content. Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is unique for its presentation of elementary and introductory anatomy and physiology in a framework of clinical practice"--Provided by publisher.

A number of books and studies have shed light on the value of professionals working together to address the language and literacy needs of English learners (ELs) with communication disorders. However, few resources have directly and intentionally addressed the merging of the two disciplines speech-language pathology and English as a second language-in effecting change in language and literacy. Thus, there is a gap in the literature. This book influences how the disciplines of speech-language pathology and English as a second language view and incorporate the roles of professionals in working with ELs, and specifically ELs with communication disorders.

With expanded and updated information including current techniques, approaches, and case studies, the 3rd edition of this bestselling book continues its reputation as a dependable and outstanding evidence-based source on acquired motor speech disorders in adults. It covers the substrates of motor speech and its disorders, the disorders and their diagnoses, and management -- focusing on integrating what is known about the bases of motor speech disorders with the realities of clinical practice to ensure readers have the key content they need to be effective practitioners.

  • Three-part organization first covers the neurologic underpinnings of speech, then the various disorders resulting from problems in the nervous system, and then the basic principles and disorder-specific management strategies.
  • Emphasis on evidence-based practice helps distill disparate information and stresses the best practices within motor speech disorders.
  • Cutting-edge research ensures this book contains the most comprehensive and up-to-date look at the state of motor speech disorders.
  • Case studies help clarify dense and difficult content and help hone your critical thinking skills.
  • Summary tables and boxes offer easy access to important information such as causes and characteristics to aid in differential diagnosis.
  • Chapter outline and summary sections keep you focused on the most significant information.
  • NEW! Accompanying Evolve site features an interactive PowerPoint presentation with more than 60 audio and video clips demonstrating various disorders.
  • NEW! Updated content incorporates Dr. Duffy’s findings from nearly 1,000 new articles on motor speech disorders.
  • UNIQUE! Two-color design and larger trim size help highlight key information and allow for easier lay-flat reading.