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Syndrome Identification for Speech-Language Pathology: An Illustrated Pocketguide, 1st Edition

  • Robert J. Shprintzen Ph.D. Professor of Otolaryngology, State University of New York Science Center, Syracuse, NY
  • ISBN-10: 0769300197  |  ISBN-13: 9780769300191
  • 352 Pages
  • © 2000 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $106.00



This book provides a synopsis of the important communicative impairments associated with 160 multiple anomaly syndromes likely to be encountered by speech-language pathologists. It describes the types of speech, voice, resonance, language, and cognitive disorders associated with each syndrome and provides up-to-date information about the etiology of each of the disorders. Summarized for each entry are a listing of the anomalies associated with the syndromes, the natural history of the disorder, and the treatment prognosis, which allows proper choices of treatment plans, and differential diagnosis. This handy pocket reference is liberally illustrated with examples of the many syndromes described.

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Features and Benefits

  • Alphabetical listing of 160 multiple anomaly syndromes
  • Photos of the disorders assist in recognition and diagnosis
  • Concise listing of communication impairments provides descriptions of rare conditions for which information has not been previously available
  • Up-to-date listing of etiologies for the disorders includes clinical findings, progression, and prognosis for a complete view of problem

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Robert J. Shprintzen Ph.D.

Robert J. Shprintzen, Ph.D., is a Director of Communication Disorders Unit and Professor of Otolaryngology and Communication Science, State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Syracuse. He also directs the Center for Genetic Communication Disorders and the Center for Diagnosis, Treatment, and Study of Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome. Dr. Shprintzen completed his doctoral studies at Syracuse University in 1973. He served as Director of the Center for Craniofacial Disorders at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine for 23 years. Dr. Shprintzen has had an exceptionally active research career in clinical genetics, dysmorphology, speech physiology, radiology, fiberoptic endoscopy, cleft anatomy and physiology, and research methodology. He is the author or co-author of more than 150 peer-reviewed papers in more than 20 scholarly journals and has written three other textbooks. As a result of his research, four genetic disorders have been named after him. He is an Honorary Fellow of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology and a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.