FOUNDATIONS OF AURAL REHABILITATION: ADULTS, CHILDREN, AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS, 4th Edition introduces the fundamentals of rehabilitative audiology and hearing-related speech-language pathology in an easy-to-read style, along with concrete suggestions for delivering high-quality services.
Designed for both classroom learners and as a reference for professionals, this widely-used book entwines theory with clinical practice, and presents research-based information for identifying, diagnosing, and treating hearing loss and hearing-related communication disorders. I
Important topics include patient-centered services, auditory training for adults and for children, speechreading, counseling, selection and fitting of listening devices, conversational fluency and communication strategies training, and language and speech promotion.
Divided into sections to cover adult and child populations separately, the book distills readings into important "Take Home" points illustrated by representative research reports, case studies and anecdotes, example procedures, and lively figures.
Table of Contents
PART 1: AURAL REHABILITATION FOR ADULTS.
2. Adults who Have Hearing Loss.
3. Assessing Hearing Acuity and Speech Recognition.
4. Listening Devices and Related Technology.
5. Auditory-Only Speech Perception and Auditory Training for Adults.
6. Audiovisual Speech Perception and Speechreading Training for Adults.
7. Communication Strategies and Conversational Styles.
8. Assessment of Conversational Fluency and Communication Difficulties.
9. Communication Strategies Training.
10. Counseling, Psychosocial Support, and Assertiveness Training.
11. Aural Rehabilitation Plans for Adults.
12. Aural Rehabilitation Plans for Older Adults.
PART 2: AURAL REHABILITATION FOR CHILDREN.
13. Detection and Confirmation of Hearing Loss in Children.
14. Infants and Toddlers.
15. School-age Children.
16. Auditory and Speechreading Training for Children.
17. Speech, Language, and Literacy.