By (author) Louise Cummings
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Clinical Linguistics by Louise Cummings
Book DescriptionThe Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists estimates that 2.5 million people in the UK have a communication disorder. Of this number, some 800,000 people have a disorder that is so severe that it is hard for anyone outside their immediate families to understand them. In Clinical Linguistics, Louise Cummings provides a comprehensive introduction to speech and language therapy which will give SLT students an excellent starting point for a wide range of communication impairments. In chapters that are dedicated to the discussion of individual communication disorders, Cummings argues that no treatment of this area can reasonably neglect an examination of the prevalence and causes of communication disorders. The assessment and treatment of these disorders by speech and language therapists are discussed at length. This book contains up-to-date research into communication disorders and describes the various technological innovations that are integral to the work of speech and language therapists. Clinical Linguistics is appropriate reading for students, practitioners and researchers in speech-language pathology and related clinical and academic disciplines. It contains the following chapters: The Scope of Clinical Linguistics; Disorders of the Pre- and Perinatal Period; Disorders of Cognitive Development; Disorders of Speech and Language Development; Acquired Communication and Swallowing Disorders; Disorders of Fluency; Disorders of Voice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748620777
(244mm x 172mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 6-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Louise Cummings
Case Studies in Communication Disorders, Hardback (October 2016)
This is a collection of 48 highly useful case studies of children and adults with communication disorders.
Pragmatic and Discourse Disorders, Paperback (October 2015)
Questions and exercises on the full range of pragmatic and discourse disorders allow readers to develop and test their understanding.
Exploring Language and Linguistics, Paperback (September 2015)
Introduces the key concepts of linguistics and applies these concepts to real-world settings. Numerous learning features provide extensive student support.
Communication Disorders Workbook, Paperback (April 2014)» View all books by Louise Cummings
Contains questions and exercises which examine all aspects of communication disorders and give readers practice at analysing clinical linguistic data.
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Author Biography - Louise Cummings
Louise Cummings is a Reader in Linguistics at Nottingham Trent University.
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