Introduction to Clinical Methods in Communication Disorders, Third Edition

Volume Editors: Rhea Paul Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Paul W. Cascella Ph.D., Marc E. Fey Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Brian A. Goldstein Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Format: Paperback, 432 pages, 7.0 x 10.0
ISBN: 9781598572865
Price: $54.95

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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 theyll 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 counseling clients, documenting findings, and recording treatment outcomes
  • delivering services skillfully across settings, including homes, hospitals, and schools
  • working with families from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds
  • providing successful family-centered 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.


Review by: Shari DeVeney, University of Nebraska at Omaha
“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.”
Review by: Rebecca McCauley, Professor, The Ohio State University
“Because of its direct writing style, compelling discussions, and frequent examples, this book is an unexpected page-turner of the most helpful kind.”
Review by: Susan Weismer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Essential reading for speech-language pathology and audiology students! . . . An extremely clear and accessible overview of clinical practice issues.”
Review by: A. Lynn Williams, East Tennessee State University
“A valuable text for students . . . will help students go beyond understanding of the content to application of the information.”

Table of Contents

About the Online Companion Materials
About the Editor
About the Contributors

Chapter 1: Introduction to Clinical Practice in Communication Disorders
Rhea Paul
  • Appendix 1A: 2014 Standards and Implementation Procedures for the Certificate of Clinical Competence inSpeech-Language Pathology
  • Appendix 1B: 2012 Standards and Implementation Procedures for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology
Chapter 2: Ethical Practice in Communication Disorders
Rhea Paul and Paul W. Cascella
  • Appendix 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 Schmitt

Chapter 4: Principles of Communication Assessment
Michelle MacRoy-Higgins and Elizabeth E. Galletta

Chapter 5: Communication Sampling Procedures
Patrick R. Walden, Monica Gordon-Pershey, and Rhea Paul

Chapter 6: Communication Intervention: Principles and Procedures
Froma Roth and Rhea Paul

Chapter 7: Interviewing, Counseling, and Clinical Communication
Kevin M. McNamara

Chapter 8: Public Policies Affecting Clinical Practice
Michele A. Anderson and Nickola W. Nelson

Chapter 9: Clinical Service Delivery and Work Settings
Mary H. Purdy, Paul W. Cascella, and James J. Dempsey

Chapter 10: Issues of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
Brian A. Goldstein and Aquiles Iglesias

Chapter 11: Technology and Communication Disorders
Elizabeth S. Simmons, Donald A. Vogel, and Gladys Millman

Chapter 12: Family-Centered Practice
Denise LaPrade Rini and Jane Hindenlang

Chapter 13: Research in Clinical Practice: Procedures for Development of Single-Case Experimental Designs
Geralyn R. Timler and Michelle S. Bourgeois

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