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Introduction to Communicative Disorders (4th edition)

by M. N. Hegde

In this update of the 2001, 1995, and 1991 editions, Hegde (communication sciences and disorders, California State U. , Fresno) introduces the rapidly growing science of communication and profession of communicative disorders. Coverage includes a new chapter on literacy skills in children and the role of the speech-language pathologist in literacy intervention; profiles of speech-language pathologists and audiologists; and expanded material on audiology, audiology rehabilitation, and disorders of swallowing. The text includes study questions; information on professional education, organizations, and standards; a glossary.

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