Combining a strong clinical emphasis with a variety of new chapter learning aids, the Third Edition of Articulatory and Phonological Impairments provides students with a clinical framework that encompasses basic terms and concepts, phonetic transcription, and several theoretical perspectives that are extensively applied to clinical examples.
This text demonstrates to students a systematic transition from a knowledge base in clinical practice to the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with articulatory or phonological disorders. This clinical approach is further supported in this third edition through the addition of case studies, lists of websites and additional readings, critical thinking activities, and test questions.
While this text offers a thorough discussion of phonetic principles (also known as the traditional or motor approach) applied to the diagnosis and treatment of motor-based disorders, emphasis is placed on phonemic approaches. Contemporary issues such as features of a phonological assessment, various phonemic-based therapies, and newer nonlinear/ multi-linear phonologies and their role in the assessment and intervention process are treated in detail.