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Clinical Methods and Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology, Sixth Edition

by M.N. Hegde (Author), Katrina Kuyumjian (Author)

The sixth edition of Clinical Methods and Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology remains a vital resource for students in speech-language pathology who are about to begin their clinical practicum.
The book is divided into two major sections: clinical practicum and clinical methods in speech language pathology. These sections provide coverage of the structural and functional aspects of clinical practicum in a variety of settings. The book emphasizes clinical practicum is an exciting learning experience. The students will understand what is expected of them in each setting and what they can expect from their clinical supervisors. The book also gives an overview of treatment methods that apply across disorders.

With this book, students will be better prepared to meet the exciting and yet often challenging task of providing ethical and effective services to children and adults with communication disorders. Clinical supervisors may find the book helpful in understanding their own roles and responsibilities better so that they can create a productive and exciting clinical practicum experience for their student clinicians.

Clinical Methods and Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology offers a single and comprehensive source of information that will help establish clear expectations for both student clinicians and the clinical supervisors.

New to the Sixth Edition

New coauthor, Katrina Kuyumjian
A new chapter with an overview of treatment procedures that apply across disorders of communication
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Revised section on clinical methods to include updated information on the current ASHA guidelines on clinical practicum; current legal and professional requirements regarding clinical practicum in educational settings; new and expanded information on assessment, target behaviors, and treatment strategies for all disorders of communication
Updated and expanded references throughout
Key Features

Chapter Outlines open each chapter and provide a summary of the key topics
An end-of-book glossary allows readers to easily find and define important terms or concepts
Bulleted and boxed information for easy access
Access to a PluralPlus Companion Website, with PowerPoint lecture slides for each chapter and related materials, including a sample treatment plan, lesson plan, and diagnostic report

Review
“The book covers writing reports, setting up treatment plans, working through multicultural issues, and much more. The description of specific therapeutic techniques is new and will be helpful to new students who need to target key areas of communication skills. I was impressed with chapter 11, which contains a detailed discussion of the maintenance of target behaviors. Maintenance is often a great challenge, and I am planning on using this information to improve processes in our on-campus university clinic.”

–Lorelei J Peirson, MA (Biola University) from Doody’s Book Reviews

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