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Through contributions from leading experts in the fields of communication science, The Handbook of Speech and Language Disorders presents a comprehensive survey detailing the state of the art in speech, language, and cognitive/intellectual disorders. Provides the first in-depth exploration of the rapidly expanding field of communication disorders Examines the current debates, landmark studies, and central themes in the discipline, including analytical methods and assessment Includes contributions from more than 20 leading scholars to provide an extraordinary breadth of coverage of this growing, multi-disciplinary field Features a ?foundations? section that deals with issues of central importance to all research in the field, including social and practical considerations in classification and diversity, genetic syndromes, and principles of assessment and intervention

Author Biography

Jack S. Damico is the Doris B. Hawthorne Eminent Scholar in Communicative Disorders and Special Education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is co-editor of the Journal of Interactional Research in Communication Disorders and he has published over 100 peer reviewed articles and chapters in the areas of language disorders in children, literacy, aphasia in adults, discourse studies, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, language testing and qualitative methodologies. He has authored or edited 16 books, special journal issues, and manuals including Childhood Language Disorders (1995),Clinical Aphasiology: Future Directions (co-edited with Martin Ball, 2007), andSpecial Education Considerations for English Language Learners (co-authored with Else Hamayan, Barb Marler, and Cristine Sanchez-Lopez, 2007). Nicole Muller is a Hawthorne-BoRSF Endowed Professor of Communicative Disorders at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is the founder-editor of the Journal of Multilingual Communication Disorders, and is now a co-editor of Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics. She has authored and edited 10 books, and over 50 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. Among her recent books are Approaches to Discourse in Dementia (co-authored with Jackie Guendouzi, 2005), and The Handbook of Clinical Linguistics (co-edited with Martin J. Ball, Michael R. Perkins, and Sara Howard, Wiley-Blackwell, 2008). Martin J. Ball is Hawthorne-BoRSF Endowed Professor, and Director of the Hawthorne Center for Research in Communicative Disorders, at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is co-editor of the journal Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, and has authored and edited over 25 books, 40 contributions to collections, and some 80 refereed articles in academic journals. His most recent books are Clinical Sociolinguistics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005), Phonetics for Communication Disorders (co-authored with Nicole Muller, 2005), Clinical Aphasiology: Future Directions (co-edited with Jack Damico, 2007) and Critical Concepts in Clinical Linguistics (co-edited with Tom Powell, 2009).
Release date Australia
March 12th, 2010
Edited by Jack S. Damico Edited by Martin J. Ball Edited by Nicole Muller
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
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