Speech Disorders, 1st Edition

  • Mary E. Williams
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  • ISBN-10: 0737766042
  • ISBN-13: 9780737766042
  • DDC: 616.85
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 154 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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This new volume in the Perspectives on Diseases & Disorders series provides an overview of speech disorders, including diagnosis, prevention, and current research. Controversies surrounding speech disorders -- including the prevalence of discrimination against stutters, the role of brain function and speech therapy in treating speech disorders, and the role of anxiety and family dysfunction in selective mutism -- are discussed. Personal stories of people impacted by speech disorders, such as a women who tried for years to hide her stuttering and the mother of a young boy with selective mutism, are also included.

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  • Each volume in this timely series provides essential information on a disease or disorder (including symptoms, causes, treatments and cures); presents the controversies surrounding causes, alternative treatments, and other issues; and offers first-person narratives from people coping with the disease –either as patients, family members or caregivers.
  • Essays are carefully edited and introduced to make them easily accessible to student researchers as well as general readers.
  • All volumes in the series include primary and secondary viewpoints, bibliographies, detailed indexes, and lists of organizations to contact for additional information.