An easy-to-read introduction to communication sciences and disorders appropriate for majors and non-majors alike.
This text is written by an expert in the field who has taught introductory communicative disorders courses to both majors and non-majors for numerous years. This first edition presents information comprehensively and uses an easy to read, enthusiastic tone of voice that encourages students to explore the content covered in greater detail beyond the text itself. Introducing the basic concepts and methods related to studying communication, the text covers both typical speech and language development along with information on disordered speech and language. Throughout A Primer on Communication and Communicative Disorders, students are assisted by valuable study aids and features that help them learn vital terms, process information, check their knowledge, and apply what they have read to real clinic situations and issues. This introductory text is particularly unique in its coverage of important topics such as swallowing disorders and multicultural issues in speech and communication.