Assessment in Speech-Language Pathology: A Resource Manual

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Cengage Learning, Oct 6, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 560 pages
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This best-selling, widely lauded resource has been carefully revised to be the most important edition yet. Clinicians have come to depend on this accessible, easy to navigate resource manual for a wide range of procedures and materials for obtaining, interpreting, and reporting assessment data. In this new edition, you'll find a new chapter on literacy, including much-needed information on reading and writing assessment. There is also updated and expanded coverage of autism, auditory processing disorders, and pediatric dysphagia. The reproducible, customizable forms have been updated as needed, both in the text and in the CD-ROM, which is available separately, giving you unlimited access to these clinical resources. Now in beautiful full color, all illustrations have been completely updated for greater clarity and diversity. Additionally, chapters are color coded for easy navigation. Clinicians, instructors, and students all agree that this is one of the most valuable assessment resources available to speech-language pathologists.
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So this book is completely and utterly amazing. I have used it for every assignment over the course of my degree. It was not a required textbook, but once I found it in the library I didn't want to let it go. However, soon the word spread about the amazingness of this book, and other students started getting snarky, as I continually extended my loan, and then openly gloated about how I found this brilliant book that is useful for everything. Rather than getting lynched by the rest of my cohort, I saved up my pennies and bought it, and returned the loaner copy to the library. I think it's pretty safe to say that without this book, I would be lost. I love you, Shipley & McAfee.  

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This was a required textbook and I have LOVED it. It is full of good information but on top of that the design is streamlined and straightforward. It is well organized and FULL of incredibly useful charts, questionnaires, lists, tables. This is hands-down the most broadly useful textbook I have bought. I am still in grad school and internships and I use it regularly even though the class was a year or more ago, and I will definitely be using materials out of it when I am working in the field next year. I highly recommend it and if you don't feel like you have a good assessment book, get this one! The only drawback is that I didn't think the content of the disc was super helpful. I would read the manufacturer's specs just to be sure you want it before spending extra on one that includes it. 


Preparatory Considerations
Obtaining Interpreting and Reporting Assessment Information
Resources for Assessing Communicative Disorders

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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.

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