Clinical Management of Sensorimotor Speech Disorders

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Malcolm Ray McNeil
Thieme, 1997 - Medical - 394 pages
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This important work provides the most comprehensive coverage of speech production and speech pathologies available today. Concise and practical, it features the work of more than two dozen leading experts, and fully integrates theory, measurement, and treatment of sensorimotor speech disorders.

The first section proposes a new four-stage model of speech motor control, and offers a helpful framework for locating the source of specific pathologies within different areas of the brain. Building on this foundation, the book examines current methods of speech assessment and state-of-the-art guidelines for treating dysarthria, apraxia, and other forms of speech impairment.


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The Perceptual Sensorimotor Examination for Motor Speech
Nonspeech Assessment of the Speech Production Mechanism
Acoustic Analysis of Dysarthric Speech
Kinematic Measurement of the Human Vocal Tract
Electromyographic Techniques for the Assessment
Speech Imaging
Flaccid Dysarthria
Ataxic Dysarthria
Hyperkinetic Dysarthria
Spastic Dysarthria
Definition Differentiation and Treatment
Speech Impairment Secondary to Hearing Loss

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