Assessment in Speech-Language Pathology: A Resource Manual 5th Edition
Kenneth G. Shipley Ph.D. | Julie G. McAfee M.A.
ISBN-13: 9781285198057 | ISBN-10: 1285198050
© 2016 | Published |  736  Pages
Previous Editions: 9781418053284

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This trusted, best-selling text has become an essential, invaluable resource for clinicians, instructors, and students in the dynamic field of speech-language pathology. Accessible, visually engaging, and easy to navigate, this highly practical manual provides comprehensive coverage of a wide range of disorders and the procedures and materials used in their diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment in both pediatric and adult populations.

Now better than ever, ASSESSMENT IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY: A RESOURCE MANUAL, 5E, is completely current, with new and updated content in every chapter reflecting the latest research, best practices, and important trends and developments. Highlights include new chapters on autism spectrum disorders and assessment of clients who require augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and a new chapter dedicated to norms, charts, and reference tables. In addition, the authors have significantly revised chapters on voice disorders and the foundations of assessment and added new material on childhood apraxia of speech, apps, online test sites, and electronic media.

Also new to the Fifth Edition, the text's vast collection of forms for obtaining, interpreting, and reporting assessment data are now available online, making them even easier to customize, reproduce, and use in the classroom or a wide variety of clinical settings.



  • Part I: PREPARATORY CONSIDERATIONS.
    1. Foundations of Assessment.
    2. Multicultural Considerations.
    Part II: OBTAINING AND REPORTING ASSESSMENT INFORMATION.
    3. Obtaining Pre-assessment Information.
    4. Reporting Assessment Findings.
    Part III: ASSESSMENT RESOURCES.
    5. Assessment Procedures Common to Most Communicative Disorders.
    6. Assessment of Speech Sound Disorders.
    7. Assessment of Language in Children.
    8. Assessment of Literacy.
    9. Assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Social Communication Disorder.
    10. Assessment for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
    11. Assessment of Stuttering and Cluttering.
    12. Assessment of Voice and Resonance.
    13. Assessment of Neurocognitive Disorders.
    14. Assessment of Motor Speech Disorders.
    15. Assessment of Dysphagia.
    Part IV: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES.
    16. Hearing Considerations.
    17. Medical Diagnoses Associated with Communicative Disorders.
    18. Quick References and Caregiver Handouts.
    Glossary.
    References.
    Index.

    • Ideal for students at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as those preparing for clinical practicum, this best-selling text is also widely acknowledged as an essential clinical reference for professional speech-language pathologists.
    • Comprehensive and detailed, the text covers a wide range of disorders and their diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment in adults, children, special populations, and multicultural contexts.
    • A vibrant full-color design and abundant illustrations, charts, and images make the text visually appealing, while a clear, reader-friendly writing style makes material more engaging and helps students master even complex concepts readily.
    • The text is accompanied by a broad range of forms, sample materials, rating scales, step-by-step assessment and diagnostic procedures, profiles, worksheets, evaluation tools, and other practical resources that students can reproduce or adapt for use in the classroom and clinical settings.
    • The Fifth Edition includes three completely new chapters, with two providing dedicated coverage of important topics such as serving patients with autism spectrum disorders, and assessment of clients who require augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The third new chapter compiles essential norms, charts, reference tables, and caregiver handouts in one location for easy access and convenient reference.
    • The authors have carefully reviewed and revised every chapter to ensure that content is current. New and updated material reflects the latest research, best practices, and important trends and developments on topics such as voice disorders, the foundations of assessment, selective mutism, early intervention, childhood apraxia of speech, and report writing.
    • Reference materials and recommended resources have been completely updated throughout the text, and the new edition includes information on apps, online assessment resources, and electronic media.
    • Forms for obtaining, interpreting, and reporting assessment data are now accessible online via a dedicated Companion Website, making theses valuable, practical resources easy to customize, reproduce, and use in coursework or clinical settings.
  • "The information is accurate and the charts, illustrations and forms are also excellent. I would use this book often in my practice."

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  • Kenneth G. Shipley, Ph.D., served as associate dean of the School of Health and Human Services and professor of communicative sciences and disorders at California State University, Fresno. Before coming to Fresno, he taught in the School of Medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Shipley also served as a speech-language pathologist in the public schools, taught in a severe oral language classroom, and acted as a consultant in various hospital, educational, and private practice settings. Dr. Shipley is the author or coauthor of numerous books, diagnostic tests, and instructional materials in speech-language pathology, and he has authored, coauthored, or presented more than 30 scientific papers and workshops in professional journals and at national or state conventions. He received his bachelor and master’s degrees from California State University, Los Angeles, and his doctoral degree from Wichita State University.

    Julie G. McAfee, M.A., CCC-SLP, has experience working with a wide variety of adult and child populations and has practiced in multiple settings, including acute care hospitals, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, public schools, preschools, and private homes. She currently works for a private practice in northern California focused on childhood speech-language disorders and specializing in aphasia, dysphagia, cognitive-linguistic deficits, dysarthria, dementia, and aural rehabilitation. Mrs. McAfee is passionate about helping individuals of all ages obtain the highest possible level of communicative ability, and she enjoys staying abreast of changes in the field and sharing her knowledge, research, and experiences with others as a consultant, lecturer, and author. She received her bachelor and master’s degrees from California State University, Fresno.