A GUIDE TO CLINICAL ASSESSMENT AND PROFESSIONAL REPORT WRITING IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY, 1E not only provides guidance for the often overwhelming process of assessing speech and language disorders but also offers robust diagnostic report writing tools in one user-friendly resource. Organized by disorder, this book is the only one to provide a sample report for each of the major communicative disorders discussed. It also includes a chapter devoted to basic report writing skills and grammar. The assessment aspects of the book offer an in-depth chapter on counseling, a detailed and comprehensive chapter on dysphasia for both pediatric and adult populations, and a clear and practical chapter on assessment of accent. Each chapter is written by experts in their area of communication disorders and provides the following information: background and characteristics of the disorder; parameters for assessment; pertinent interview questions; an inventory and explanation of relevant formal and informal assessment measures in narrative and table format; a section on differential diagnosis to assist in teasing out the specific problem; and a sample case history with assessment tools chosen for that vignette along with rationale for making such selections. All this information is woven into a sample diagnostic report and a similar assignment is provided for practice, making this an ideal resource for ESL learners as well as students preparing for the praxis. Every chapter includes a list of key vocabulary and a glossary to familiarize your students with the professional vernacular relevant for writing diagnostic reports.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Assessment: A Diagnostic Philosophy.
2. Counseling and the Diagnostic Interview for the Speech -Language Pathologist.
3. The Basics of Diagnostic Report Writing (Application to Background Information).
4. Psychometrics of Assessment.
5. The Audiological Screening for the Speech-Language Evaluation.
6. Assessment of Oral-Peripheral Speech Mechanism.
7. Assessment of Articulation and Phonological Disorders.
8. Assessment of Preschool Age Language Disorders.
9. Assessment of Speech, Language, and Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorders.
10. Assessment of School Age Language/Literacy Disorders.
11. Assessment of Aphasia.
12. Assessment of Voice Disorders.
13. Assessment of Stuttering.
14. Assessment of Feeding and Swallowing Disorders Across the Lifespan.
Part I: Adult Dysphasia .
Part II: Pediatric Dysphasia .
15. Assessment of Accent.