In grade school, no one would have ever guessed I'd grow up to become a linguist-- I was the kid who got Cs in French and couldn't produce a trill to save my life! I went to university majoring in civil engineering-- relieved that there was no language requirement for that major. But I ended up switching to geophysics, thinking that it would be less restrictive than engineering, and that it would allow me to spend more time in the mountains (which turned out to be wishful thinking)...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
Current approaches to treating stuttering do not reflect the new understanding of its nature which has emerged from recent studies. This book brings together speech scientists and clinicians to discuss the best ways to close the perceived gap and maximize the effectiveness of treatment. Together, the chapters offer a comprehensive state-of-the-art overview of the complexities of stuttering and its remediation. Genetic, neuropsychological, behavioral, and often-neglected affective and cognitive factors are all considered. Preferred methodologies for empirical investigation are described, and specific examples of applied clinical research designs are provided. The book will be crucial reading for all those professionally concerned with fluency disorders and their students.