Neurology for the Speech-Language Pathologist, 6th Edition

Authors :
Wanda Webb & Richard K. Adler
Date of Publication: 05/2016

The concise, easy-to-understand Neurology for the Speech-Language Pathologist, 6th Edition provides students and clinicians with a practical guide for the study and understanding of neurology in speech-language pathology (SLP). Correlated with cli ...view more

The concise, easy-to-understand Neurology for the Speech-Language Pathologist, 6th Edition provides students and clinicians with a practical guide for the study and understanding of neurology in speech-language pathology (SLP). Correlated with clinical syndromes and diseases seen in SLP, it gives you a solid understanding of the nervous system, including: development of the nervous system, organization of the brain, protective mechanisms, descending motor and ascending sensory pathways, and cranial nerves. New content, case studies, and a strong clinical focus make this new edition essential as you move into practice.

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A clear, concise, and approachable writing style helps students understand neurology in the context of speech-language pathology. Supplemented by a wealth of new illustrations and learning features for students, this new edition helps to demystify this often-daunting subject matter. The 5th edition also introduces a new author, Dr. Richard Adler, who brings a fresh perspective and an impressive clinical background.

New to this edition
  • NEW! Separate section on pediatric speech and language disorders, including a chapter on the developing brain.
  • EXPANDED! Updated sections on neurodiagnostic and neuroimaging procedures, as well as childhood apraxia of speech, fluency disorders, Autism, and TBI.
  • NEW! Updated discussion of the anatomy and function of the cerebellum gives you the most current information.
  • UPDATED! Covers the latest neuroimaging research on anatomy, physiology, and disorders of speech-language.
  • EXPANDED! Discusses the brain connectivity and the neural network underlying learning and language.
  • EXPANDED! Addresses motor control for speech production so you stay in the know.

Key Features
  • Case studies and clinical applications in clinically oriented chapters provide you with realistic clinical applications.
  • Presents complex information clearly in a concise, easy-to-understand manner.
  • Clinical emphasis throughout makes this text valuable as you move into clinical practice — and prepare for the Praxis exam.
  • Evolve companion website has vocabulary flashcards and study questions with answers so students can assess their knowledge.
  • Key terms in each chapter and an end-of-text glossary give you easy access to accurate, concise definitions.

Author Information
By Wanda Webb, PhD, Assistant Professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN and Richard K. Adler, PhD, CCC-SLP, Professor, Department of Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN