Disability Series: Communication Disabilities, 1st Edition

  • Angela Williams
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  • ISBN-10: 0780817915
  • ISBN-13: 9780780817913
  • DDC: 362.19685
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released April 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Provides an overview of the different types of communication disorders and their impact on personal, social, and economic well-being, recovery and rehabilitation techniques, and tips for caregivers. Includes facts about rights and benefits of people with communication disabilities and resources for additional help and information.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Understanding Communication Disorders.
1: What Is Voice? What Is Speech? What Is Language?.
2: Communication Basics.
3: An Introduction to Human Communication Disorders.
4: Disorders of Speech and Language.
5: Developmental Language Disorder (Phonological Disorder).
6: Sensory Impairments That Affect Communication.
7: Central Auditory Processing Disorder.
8: Disorders and Conditions That May Include or Create Challenges in Communication.
9: Statistics about Voice, Speech, Language, or Swallowing Disorders.
The Personal, Social, and Economic Impact of Communication Disabilities.
10: The Impact of a Communication Disorder on Family and Interpersonal Relationships.
11: The Impact of Communication Disorders on Learning.
12: Cultural Attitudes toward Communication Disabilities and Stigma.
13: Should You Disclose Your Communication Disability to Your Employer?.
Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Caregiving.
14: Assessment for Communication Disorders.
15: The Importance of Early Intervention.
16: Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
17: Speech–Language Pathology.
18: Telepractice.
19: Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties That Co-occur with Communication Disorders.
20: Coping with a Learning Disability.
21: Coaching for Adults with Learning Disabilities.
22: Caregiving for People with Acquired Communication Disorders.
23: Recent Advances in Voice, Speech, and Language Research.
Protections, Rights, and Benefits.
24: Disability Rights History.
25: The Neurodiversity Movement.
26: The Right to Effective Communication.
27: Accommodations for Communication Disorders Through the IDEA.
28: The Individualized Educational Plan (IEP).
29: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
30: Telecommunications Access for People with Disabilities.
31: Employment Rights.
32: Social Security Disability Program.
33: Supplemental Security Income.
Additional Resources.
Organizations That Provide Services for People with Communication Disorders.