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Books: Cognitive Science: Kent (Ed.)

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  1. dgw, The MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders: Kent (Ed.)

Message 1: The MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders: Kent (Ed.)

Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 11:14:19 -0500 (EST)
From: dgw <>
Subject: The MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders: Kent (Ed.)

Title: The MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders
Series Title: Bradford Books
Publication Year: 2003			
Publisher: MIT Press		 
Book URL: 

Editor: Raymond D. Kent, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

Hardback: ISBN: 0262112787, Pages: 650, Price: $95

A massive reference work on the scale of The MIT Encyclopedia of
Cognitive Sciences, The MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders
will become the standard reference in this field for both research and
clinical use. It offers almost 200 detailed entries, covering the
entire range of communication and speech disorders in children and
adults, from basic science to clinical diagnosis.

MITECD is divided into four sections that reflect the standard
categories within the field (also known as speech-language pathology
and audiology): Voice, Speech, Language, and Hearing. Within each
category, entries are organized into three subsections: Basic
Sciences, Disorders, and Clinical Management. Basic Sciences includes
relevant information on normal anatomy and physiology, physics,
psychology and psychophysics, and linguistics; this provides a
scientific foundation for entries in the other subsections. The
entries that appear under Disorders offer information on the
definition and characterization of specific disorders, and tools for
their identification and assessment. The Clinical Management
subsection describes appropriate interventions, including behavioral,
pharmacological, surgical, and prosthetic.

Because the approach to communication disorders can be quite different
for children and adults, many topics include separate entries
reflecting this. Although some disorders that are first diagnosed in
childhood may persist in some form throughout adulthood, many
disorders can have an onset in either childhood or adulthood, and the
timing of onset can have many implications for both assessment and

Topics covered in MITECD include cochlear implants for children and
adults, pitch perception, tinnitus, alaryngeal voice and speech
rehabilitation, neural mechanisms of vocalization, holistic voice
therapy techniques, computer-based approaches to children's speech and
language disorders, neurogenic mutism, regional dialect, agrammatism,
global aphasia, and psychosocial problems associated with
communicative disorders.

Part I: Voice
Part II: Speech	
Part III: Language
Part IV: Hearing

Lingfield(s):	Cognitive Science

Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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