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Motor Speech Disorders: Diagnosis & Treatment 2nd Edition

Donald B. Freed

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2000
  • 384 Pages


MOTOR SPEECH DISORDERS: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT, 2E offers a detailed yet streamlined introduction to motor speech disorders. The text opens with a brief historical review of motor speech disorders, providing useful context for understanding the technology and methodology modern speech-language pathologists employ for evaluation and treatment today. Without overwhelming students with complex detail, the text also provides a practical introduction to the human motor system, including the anatomy and physiology involved in motor speech disorders. A series of chapters offers an in-depth look at the six pure dysarthrias, as well as mixed dysarthria and apraxia of speech, including detailed information on etiology, characteristics, and treatment. MOTOR SPEECH DISORDERS: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT, 2E has been updated with high quality illustrations, as well as information on cutting-edge treatment procedures and current best practices. An accompanying DVD features clinical videos to deepen students' understanding of the disorders by exposing them to real-life case examples.

Donald B. Freed, California State University, Fresno

Donald B. Freed, Ph.D., is chair of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies at California State University, Fresno. He received both his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. Prior to joining the Fresno faculty, he worked as a speech pathologist in acute care and rehabilitation facilities and served as a research speech pathologist at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His research has concentrated on adult language and motor speech disorders, including word-finding problems associated with aphasia. He has published numerous articles in journals such as Aphasiology, Clinical Aphasiology, American Journal of Speech and language Pathology, Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, and Perceptual and Motor Skills.
  • Features a DVD with real-life case studies of patients with motor speech disorders, including high-quality video clips that allow students to see and hear actual patients, read their case histories, and apply learned knowledge when making observations.
  • Extensive updates provide detailed coverage of current treatment procedures for motor speech disorders, including information on cutting-edge methods, recent research and references related to the disorders, and an emphasis on today's best practices.
  • Over 45 new illustrations help clarify and expand on key concepts covered throughout the text; enabling students to more easily understand and apply complex material.
  • A highly readable writing style is maintained to enable students to readily absorb and understand even detailed, complicated concepts.
  • In-depth chapters on the dysarthrias and apraxia of speech are organized with a consistent, intuitive structure to allow students to easily compare and contrast key characteristics of each disorder.
  • The text provides a uniquely effective introduction to motor speech disorders by offering detailed information on essential topics within a concise, reader-friendly presentation.
  • A step-by-step guide walks students through the process of conducting a motor speech examination, preparing them to complete an examination successfully by fully understanding the importance of each step.
  • Over 100 end of chapter study questions provide a useful review of the important concepts discussed in each chapter.
1. A Brief Historical Review of Motor Speech Disorders.
2. The Motor System.
3. Evaluation of Motor Speech Disorders.
4. Flaccid Dysarthria.
5. Spastic Dysarthria.
6. Unilateral Upper Motor Neuron Dysarthria.
7. Ataxic Dysarthria.
8. Hypokinetic Dysarthria.
9. Hyperkinetic Dysarthria.
10. Mixed Dysarthria.
11. Apraxia of Speech.