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Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology for Communication Disorders, 2nd Edition

  • includes CD-ROM
  • J. Anthony Seikel, Ph.D.
  • David G. Drumright, B.S.
  • Paula Seikel
  • ISBN-10: 1133018211
  • ISBN-13: 9781133018216
  • 528 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2004
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

ESSENTIALS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR COMMUNICATION DISORDERS, 2nd Edition is a reader-friendly introduction to the physical systems and structures involved in verbal and auditory communication, as well as their functions and disorders. The book also discusses the etiology of disorders, along with the modern technologies and therapies used to diagnose and treat them. Designed for entry-level speech-language pathology and communication sciences students, ESSENTIALS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR COMMUNICATION DISORDERS, 2nd Edition uses a wealth of study tools to help readers identify and understand anatomy and physiology terms without suffering from information overload. Features include chapter summaries, study questions and answers, detailed appendices, a glossary, and a CD-ROM packed with interactive exercises, quizzes, and videos.


  • Helpful Roadmaps: Thorough outlines in every chapter allow readers to set learning objectives at the start of each lesson, ensure adequate progress, and identify areas for improvement and self-study.

  • Boxed Features: These special sections call out difficult material, discussing topics in finer detail, from a different perspective, or with examples to improve comprehension of the material.

  • Margin Glossary: Highlighted terms and definitions placed in the margins point out key information readers need in order to retain difficult concepts, and move forward in their lessons.

About the Author

J. Anthony Seikel, Ph.D.

J. Anthony (Tony) Seikel, Ph.D., is professor of communication sciences and disorders at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. His research interests center on the relationship of pathology to acoustics and perception, as well as improving pedagogy through technology. He has recently been studying the relationship between oromyofunctional disorders and oropharyngeal dysphagia. He earned his B.S. in Speech and Hearing from Phillips University, his M.A. in Speech Pathology from Wichita State University, and a Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Kansas.

David G. Drumright, B.S.

Douglas W. King, Ph.D., was a professor within the basic medical program at Washington State University until his death in 2001. He was greatly loved by his students and fellow faculty, and had set up a scholarship program in anatomy for students with diabetes.

Paula Seikel

Dr. Paula Seikel is Training Coordinator and Clinical Coordinator at Idaho State University Counseling and Testing Service in Pocatello, where she is also a clinical psychologist. She has worked as a therapist, supervisor, and teacher for 24 years. Her research focuses on the intersection of neural function, mindfulness, and well-being.

Table of Contents

1. Basic Elements of Anatomy.
2. Anatomy and Physiology of Respiration.
3. Anatomy and Physiology of Phonation.
4. Anatomy and Physiology of Articulation, Resonation, and Swallowing.
5. Anatomy and Physiology of Hearing.
6. Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology.

New to this edition

  • Full Color Design: Beautiful new interior design in full color supports learning and student engagement.
  • Detailed Full Color Artwork: New full color illustrations bring the topics to life, reinforcing visual content and making abstract details more tangible.
  • New Clinical Notes: These new boxed features add depth to discussions about important therapies and modern clinical approaches.
  • Hearing Updates: All-new discussions of auditory physiology and motor control guide readers through this complex and fascinating subject.
  • Swallowing Physiology: An enhanced discussion of the neural control of swallowing demonstrates its impact on speaking, and fuels discussions about related disorders and therapies.