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Medical Speech-Language Pathology: A Desk Reference, 3rd Edition

  • Lee Ann C. Golper, Ph.D. Vanderbilt University
  • ISBN-10: 1428340572  |  ISBN-13: 9781428340572
  • 448 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1998, 1993
  • © 2010 | Published
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MEDICAL SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY: A DESK REFERENCE, 3rd edition is an easily accessible quick reference that details procedures, practices and terminology aimed specifically at the needs of the medically based speech-language pathologist. New to this edition, the resource covers the latest medical care delivery and procedures, including those related to pediatric care and end of life issues., Also discussed are skill-based clinical competencies for career development.

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Features and Benefits

  • Concise, comprehensive definitions that are practical and well-organized.
  • Spiral binding and compact size make this reference easy to carry throughout the day.
  • Specifically for speech-language pathologist working in medically-allied settings.
  • Explains the vernacular of medically allied settings.

Table of Contents

1: Speech-Language Pathology in Medical Settings.
2: Communicating Information and Record-Keeping.
3: Vital Signs and the Physical Examination.
4: Mental Status and the Neurological Examination.
5: Nutrition, Hydration, and Swallowing.
6: Medical Genetics.
7: Imaging Studies and Radiologic Oncology.
8: Infectious Diseases and Infection Controls.
9: Cardiac, Pulmonary, and Hematologic Functions.
10: Neurologic and Psychiatric Disorders.
11: Acute and Critical Illnesses.
12: Oncology.
13: Surgeries and Other Procedures.
14: Rehabilitation Medicine and Geriatrics.
Appendix A: Selected Normal Laboratory Values and Ranges.
Appendix B: Anatomical Figures.

What's New

  • Extensively revised to reflect the most up-to-date medical care delivery services and procedures, terminology, and abbreviations likely encountered by an SLP working in a medical setting.
  • Includes information related to working with children and newborns in almost every chapter.
  • Reinforce skills related to career development with the Clinical Competencies discussed at the end of each chapter.
  • Contains new chapters on medical genetics, rehabilitation medicine and geriatrics, and expanded content on current therapies related to oncology, among other topics.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Lee Ann C. Golper, Ph.D.

Lee Ann C. Golper is an associate professor in Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences (DHSS), Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, and the Administrative Director of SLP Clinical Programs at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center. She received her academic training from Indiana University (BA, 1971), Portland State University (MS, 1976), and University of Oregon (Ph.D., 1982). She has worked for over 30 years in academic medical center settings and has published and presented extensively in the areas of neurologic communication disorders, medical speech-language pathology, evidence-based practices, and health services delivery. Dr. Golper is Board Certified by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences; she is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, a Scientific Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and a Fellow of the American Heart Association-American Stroke Association.