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The Manual of Speech Sound Disorders: A Book for Students and Clinicians, 3rd Edition

  • includes CD-ROM
  • Ken M. Bleile
  • ISBN-10: 1111313784
  • ISBN-13: 9781111313784
  • 528 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 1995
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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About the Product

Now thoroughly updated and presented in an innovative new format, this proven resource provides a detailed, versatile guide to the care and treatment of individuals with speech sound disorders. Covering a wide range of disorders spanning client ages, populations, and settings, this authoritative text is ideal for both students and professionals. In addition to extensive updates reflecting recent clinical and theoretical advances, the new, groundbreaking Third Edition offers two valuable resources in one convenient package, complementing the traditional text with an extensive digital workbook. Digital materials include hands-on exercises to help students practice analyses and procedures described in the text, as well as downloadable forms and an online instructor's resource. What hasn't changed is the text's signature practical focus, with a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice and varied options for clinical treatment to ensure an appropriate approach based on each client's unique needs.


  • This trusted text provides a detailed guide to the care and treatment of individuals with speech sound disorders, covering both foundational theory and practical procedures.

  • A strong educational focus informs the text from start to finish to facilitate effective teaching and learning. Chapters open with a list of learning objectives and key terms, and they conclude with a summary of key concepts, review quiz, and suggested articles and online resources for additional exploration.

  • The author employs a highly practical, flexible approach to the material, emphasizing evidence-based practices and exploring multiple options for clinical treatment, which allows readers to consider a wide range of procedures and select the most appropriate for each client.

  • Special features throughout the text enhance chapter material to engage readers and enhance learning. Examples highlight actual clinical experiences to provide real-world context, as well as appendices featuring additional data and tools for working with clients.

About the Author

Ken M. Bleile

Ken Bleile is a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Northern Iowa, and has served as a visiting scholar in universities in Turkey, Singapore, Russia, and New Zealand. During summers Dr. Bleile often leads study abroad groups to provide speech and language services to children in orphanages and schools in developing countries, most recently in Nicaragua. Dr. Bleile is a recipient of the State of Iowa's Regent's Scholar Award, is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and a recipient of the Multicultural Board's Diversity Champion Award. He serves as an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and is the former Chair of ASHA's International Issues Board. Dr. Bleile publishes widely on speech development, international issues, and communication disorders in children with medical needs and developmental disabilities. Recent publications include The Neurological Foundations of Language, The International Directory of Communicative Disorders, and The Late Eight.

Table of Contents

1. Speech and its Disorders.
2. Terminology.
3. Speech Variations.
4. Neurology of Speech Learning.
5. Infants.
6. Toddlers.
7. Preschoolers.
8. School-aged Students.
9. Summary of Speech Development.
10. Assessment of Communication.
11. Hypothesis Testing.
12. Data Collection.
13. Analysis.
14. Published Tests.
15. Treatment Principles.
16. Treatment Goals.
17. Treatment Sounds.
18. Talking with Children.
19. Talking about Speech.
20. Phonetic Placement and Shaping.
21. Treatment Approaches.
22. Treatment Activities.
List of Resources.

New to this edition

  • New chapters and extensive revisions in every existing chapter reflect recent clinical and theoretical advances, as well as key trends and issues within the field, providing readers with a thorough, up-to-date guide to the treatment of speech sound disorders.
  • The Third Edition includes both a traditional printed manual and an extensive digital workbook, which features a vast array of hands-on exercises to help readers apply what they have learned and practice various analyses and procedures.
  • The manual and workbook are available as a printed text and CD-ROM, or readers can download digital copies of both to take advantage of an extremely convenient, cost-effective delivery option.
  • Digital support materials for the text include exercises for classroom assignments or self-study, downloadable forms, and a study guide, learning module, and additional resources for each chapter.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111313792 | ISBN-13: 9781111313791)

The instructor's Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching tips or guidelines, essay questions, answers to review and test questions, key objectives, glossary, appendices and exercises for content reinforcement.

CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285175530 | ISBN-13: 9781285175539)

Student Supplements

CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285175530 | ISBN-13: 9781285175539)