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Clinical Linguistics

Louise Cummings

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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.

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Contents

1 THE SCOPE OF CLINICAL LINGUISTICS
1.1 A New Definition of an Established Practice
1.2 Human Communication: Processes
1.3 Human Communication: Disorders
1.4 The Contribution of Linguistic Science
1.5 The Contribution of Medical Science and Its Practitioners
1.6 The Purpose of Structure
1.6.1 Epidemiology and Aetiology
1.6.2 Clinical Assessment
1.6.3 Clinical Intervention
2 DISORDERS OF THE PRE- AND PERINATAL PERIOD
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Cleft Lip and Palate
2.2.1 Epidemiology and Aetiology
2.2.2 Clinical Assessment
2.2.2.1 Feeding
2.2.2.2 Speech
2.2.2.3 Hearing
2.2.2.4 Language
2.2.3 Clinical Treatment
2.2.3.1 Surgical Intervention
2.2.3.2 Speech and Language Intervention
2.3 Cerebral Palsy
2.3.1 Epidemiology and Aetiology
2.3.2 Clinical Assessment
2.3.2.1 Feeding
2.3.2.2 Speech
2.3.2.3 Hearing
2.3.2.4 Language
2.3.3 Clinical Treatment
2.3.3.1 Feeding Intervention
2.3.3.2 Communication Intervention
3 DISORDERS OF COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Learning Disability
3.2.1 Epidemiology and Aetiology
3.2.2 Clinical Presentation
3.2.2.1 Feeding
3.2.2.2 Speech
3.2.2.3 Hearing
3.2.2.4 Language
3.2.3 Clinical Treatment
3.2.3.1 Early Communication Intervention
3.2.3.2 Speech and Language Intervention
3.2.3.3 Augmentative and Alternative Communication
3.3 Autistic Spectrum Disorder
3.3.1 Epidemiology and Aetiology
3.3.2 Clinical Presentation
3.3.2.1 Comorbid Conditions
3.3.2.2 Communication Features
3.3.3 Clinical Assessment
3.3.4 Clinical Intervention
4 DISORDERS OF SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia
4.2.1 Epidemiology and Aetiology
4.2.2 Clinical Presentation
4.2.3 Assessment and Diagnosis
4.2.4 Clinical Intervention
4.3 Developmental Phonological Disorder
4.3.1 Epidemiology and Aetiology
4.3.2 Clinical Presentation
4.3.3 Phonological Assessment
4.3.4 Phonological Intervention
4.4 Specific Language Impairment
4.4.1 Epidemiology and Aetiology
4.4.2 Clinical Presentation
4.4.3 Clinical Intervention
4.4.4 SLI and Cognitive Deficits
4.5 Landau-Kleffner Syndrome
5 ACQUIRED COMMUNICATION AND SWALLOWING DISORDERS
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Acquired Dysarthria
5.2.1 Epidemiology and Aetiology
5.2.2 Clinical Presentation
5.2.3 Dysarthria Assessment
5.2.4 Dysarthria Treatment
5.3 Apraxia of Speech
5.3.1 Epidemiology and Aetiology
5.3.2 Clinical Presentation
5.3.3 Assessment and Intervention
5.4 Acquired Aphasia
5.4.1 Epidemiology and Aetiology
5.4.2 Clinical Presentation
5.4.3 Aphasia Assessment
5.4.4 Aphasia Intervention
5.5 Acquired Dysphagia
5.5.1 Epidemiology and Aetiology
5.5.2 Clinical Presentation
5.5.3 Dysphagia Assessment
5.5.4 Dysphagia Intervention
5.6 Schizophrenia
6 DISORDERS OF FLUENCY
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Stuttering
6.2.1 Epidemiology and Aetiology
6.2.2 Clinical Presentation
6.2.3 Clinical Assessment
6.2.4 Clinical Intervention
6.3 Cluttering
7 DISORDERS OF VOICE
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Voice Disorders
7.2.1 Epidemiology and Aetiology
7.2.2 Clinical Presentation
7.2.3 Clinical Assessment
7.2.4 Clinical Intervention
7.2.4.1 Surgery
7.2.4.2 Radiotherapy
7.2.4.3 Drugs
7.2.4.4 Voice Therapy.

About the Author

Louise Cummings is a Reader in Linguistics at Nottingham Trent University.

Reviews

An impressive undertaking, the book is comprehensive in scope and thorough in covering basic aspects of speech-language and swallowing disorders from childhood through adulthood using current research wherever possible. It is well written and well organized. It would be a valuable source of information for students learning about the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology. It would also be a useful reference for audiologists wishing to better understand communication difficulties and related issues that may be experienced by individuals with whom they are working.
- Ruth Stoeckel, Mayo Clinic, International Journal of Audiology
Clinical Linguistics by Louise Cummings is a monumental undertaking. Cummings covers the discipline, from child language and speech disorders to failed communication in adulthood. Further, she covers each of the disorders comprehensively as well, from its biology and its medical features to its epidemiology; from treatment to assessment. And it is all done with a sound and disciplined scholarship. This almost encyclopedic text is even-handed and fair, focusing on the disorders and the individuals who have them, rather than on professional opinions concerning effective treatment. It is truly breathtaking, in scope and in consistency of purpose. I really can't think of anything like it.
- Audrey L. Holland, Regents’ Professor Emerita, University of Arizona
Cummings, a reader at Nottingham Trent University, displays in her work an encyclopaedic knowledge of a wide range of difficulties. The work is impressive not only in its scope, but also in its style and clarity, and the book should be a reference for students, researchers, and clinicians working in the area of speech, language, and communication disorders. ...Its main benefits are its wide definition of clinical linguistics, its recognition of the multidisciplinary of the field, its great clarity, and especially its wealth of information. It is bound to become one of the top 'go to' books on the shelves of students and clinicians alike.
- Jodi Tommerdahl, International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders
Louise Cummings' book makes a significant contribution to the literature on the SLP's role and the critical areas of her occupation. Practicing SLPs will find it a comprehensive reference, providing evidence on which to base clinical practice and many useful references for practical guidance.
- Leah R. Paltiel-Gedalyovich, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, LINGUIST list