Medical Speech-Language Pathology Updates the Standard of Care for Complex, Cross-Specialty Disorders
The updated edition of this classic is essential for all practitioners and advanced students. The editors artfully synthesize the pathology of voice, speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders with practical guidance. Insightful viewpoints and viable solutions are provided for patient management issues including neurological and physical challenges, surgical implications, and medical ethics, in the context of the continuum of health care settings.
The underlying causes of communication and swallowing impairments are explored in detail, along with respective treatment modalities. Starting with an overview of key considerations, the latest evidence-based science is presented throughout 22 chapters. Topics include differential diagnosis of adult communication and swallowing disorders, assessment and management approaches, and diagnostic tools such as imaging and endoscopy.
New chapters are devoted to:
- Motor speech disorders
- Education for medical speech-language pathologists
- Pediatric traumatic brain injury
- End of life communication and swallowing disorders