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Communication Sciences and Disorders: From Science to Clinical Practice + Navigate 2 Advantage Access, 4th Edition

  • Ronald B. Gillam, Ph.D.
  • Thomas P. Marquardt, PhD
  • ISBN-10: 1284179680
  • ISBN-13: 9781284179682
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Published
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About the Product

Communication Sciences and Disorders: From Science to Clinical Practice, Fourth Edition is the ideal introductory text for undergraduate students enrolled in their first course in communication sciences and disorders. Written by experts in the field, this text contains fundamental information about speech disorders that are related to impairments in articulation, voice, and fluency, while providing the essential information on the speech, language, and hearing sciences combined with practical information about assessment and intervention practices. This new edition provides readers with a wide-angle view of communication disorders, covering the variety of topics that speech, language, and hearing scientists study, and the variety of individuals that Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists treat. Topics are methodically organized to match the flow of the introductory course, beginning with an overview of the professions, the nature of communication across the life span, and social-cultural issues that affect communication and communication disorders. Section Two examines the variety of speech disorders, including chapters focusing on speech sound disorders in children, voice disorders, cleft lip and palate, fluency disorders, motor speech disorders, augmentative communication, and dysphagia. Section Three covers language disorders in children and acquired neurogenic language disorders, while Section Four concludes with a discussion on hearing and hearing disorders.


  • Over 75 Videos illustrate common or unusual cases

  • Case Studies and personal accounts from authors detailing events in their careers

  • Chapters are authored by respected experts within their specialized field of study

About the Author

Ronald B. Gillam, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, The University of Texas at Austin

New to this edition

  • NEW Chapter on Augmentative and Alternative Communication for Speech
  • NEW information on childhood apraxia of speech
  • NEW information on working with adults with acquired neurogenic disorders using the World Health Organization ICF classification as an organizational framework