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A guide to resources and tools on the topic of Speech-Language Pathology
This new edition provides an updated and enhanced survey on employing wavelets analysis in an array of applications of speech processing. The author presents updated developments in topics such as; speech enhancement, noise suppression, spectral analysis of speech signal, speech quality assessment, speech recognition, forensics by Speech, and emotion recognition from speech. The new edition also features a new chapter on scalogram analysis of speech. Moreover, in this edition, each chapter is restructured as such; that it becomes self contained, and can be read separately. Each chapter surveys the literature in a topic such that the use of wavelets in the work is explained and experimental results of proposed method are then discussed. Illustrative figures are also added to explain the methodology of each work.
For people with severe/profound and multiple disabilities, managing the basic necessities of daily life often poses myriad challenges. Despite great odds, advances in assistive technology are making a difference in these individuals' lives. Advances in microswitches, voice outcome communication aids, and computer-based systems are creating new opportunities for living independently, improving basic life skills, and reducing problem behaviors among individuals with combined motor, sensory, and intellectual disabilities. This unique volume examines how education and rehabilitation can improve the lives of even those individuals most affected by severe/profound and multiple disabilities. Interventions currently in use and in experimental stages are surveyed in terms of how they work and their applicability to clients with various needs. In addition, it examines the characteristics of developmentally disabled populations and offers guidelines for choosing suitable technologies. It presents empirical evidence on the advances in improving interaction with caregivers, control of the home environment, handling self-care tasks, and other core skills. Assistive Technology examines interventions that are innovative, respectful of the dignity of clients, and practical for ongoing use, including: * Microswitches in habilitation programs. * Speech-generating devices for communication and social development. * Instructional technology for promoting academic, work, and leisure skills. * Assistive technology for promoting ambulation. * Orientation systems for promoting movement indoors. * Assistive technology for reducing problem behaviors. A state-of-the-art guide to a growing field, Assistive Technology is an invaluable resource for researchers, clinicians, graduate students as well as clinicians and allied professionals in developmental psychology, rehabilitation and rehabilitative medicine, learning and instruction, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and educational technology.
The sixth edition of Clinical Methods and Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology remains a vital resource for students in speech-language pathology who are about to begin their clinical practicum. The book is divided into two major sections: clinical practicum and clinical methods in speech language pathology. These sections provide coverage of the structural and functional aspects of clinical practicum in a variety of settings. The book emphasizes clinical practicum is an exciting learning experience. The students will understand what is expected of them in each setting and what they can expect from their clinical supervisors. The book also gives an overview of treatment methods that apply across disorders. With this book, students will be better prepared to meet the exciting and yet often challenging task of providing ethical and effective services to children and adults with communication disorders. Clinical supervisors may find the book helpful in understanding their own roles and responsibilities better so that they can create a productive and exciting clinical practicum experience for their student clinicians. Clinical Methods and Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology offers a single and comprehensive source of information that will help establish clear expectations for both student clinicians and the clinical supervisors. New to the Sixth Edition New coauthor, Katrina Kuyumjian A new chapter with an overview of treatment procedures that apply across disorders of communication Revised section on clinical methods to include updated information on the current ASHA guidelines on clinical practicum; current legal and professional requirements regarding clinical practicum in educational settings; new and expanded information on assessment, target behaviors, and treatment strategies for all disorders of communication Updated and expanded references throughout Key Features Chapter Outlines open each chapter and provide a summary of the key topics An end-of-book glossary allows readers to easily find and define important terms or concepts Bulleted and boxed information for easy access
Now in a fully updated Fifth Edition, The M.D. Anderson Surgical Oncology Handbook continues to provide residents, fellows, and attending staff with a clear and concise roadmap to the surgical oncology principles for treating cancer. The handbook's authors represent various disciplines within oncology and training programs, and they have spent at least two years at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center studying only surgical oncology. The handbook's comprehensive coverage, multidisciplinary perspectives, proven therapeutic strategies, useful algorithms, and recommended readings provide a foundation for maximizing readers' surgical oncology skills. Why choose The M.D. Anderson Surgical Oncology Manual ? * Organ system format covers a w ide range of cancer types and makes essential information easy to find and apply. * Abundant algorithms and line drawings outline the essential elements of diagnosis, staging, and clinical management of solid tumors treated in surgical practice. * Multidisciplinary perspectives address treatment planning, therapy sequencing, and biologic therapies. * Coverage of current controversies lets readers assess a range of viewpoints and approaches. New to the Fifth Edition... * New chapters address neuro-oncology and radiation oncology. * Extensive updates include new information on radiation therapy and recent clinical trials in oncology. * Greater emphasis on multi-modality treatment broadens therapeutic options. * New protocols and staging classifications keep readers up to date.
Written specifically with speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs) in mind, Speech-Language Pathology Assistants: A Resource Manual, is a practical, easy-to-use manual that can be used by both SLPAs and SLPAs educators. The text defines the roles of SLPAs and their supervisors - offering additional insight into the scope of practice of an SLPA.