Vocal Pathologies

Author: James Paul Dworkin
Publisher: Singular
ISBN: 9781565936232
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Accompanied by speech samples on two audio compact disks, this book is an invaluable resource for professionals and students alike. Features: two free audio CDs containing speech samples; fifty-one case studies which examine the history, examination findings, diagnosis, and treatment of each patient; explores the applications of acoustic, speech aerodynamic, and videostroboscopic instrumentation in both the differential diagnoses and treatment of disorders; provides detailed, updated description of phonosurgical alternatives; and presents extensive behavioral voice therapy techniques for benign and malignant disorders incorporating the use of decision-tree diagrams and log sheets for recording and teaching patient responses to intervention. This new and innovative package is of widespread appeal to academicians, clinical supervisors, speech-language pathologist, and otolaryngologists.

The Performer s Voice Second Edition

Author: Michael S. Benninger
Publisher: Plural Publishing
ISBN: 1597568821
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Performer's Voice, Second Edition presents a comprehensive approach to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of voice disorders as well as up-to-date voice care and injury prevention information--specifically related to actors, singers, and other voice professionals. This second edition is completely updated with six new chapters and contributions from leading voice professionals. Written in an accessible, straightforward style, The Performer's Voice, Second Editionappeals to medical professionals, vocal coaches, and professional performers. This text not only serves as an effective resource for practitioners and clinicians who provide state-of-the-art treatment to voice professionals, but also provides professional vocalists and coaches with insight into what to look for when seeking treatment. The authors have dedicated their careers to voice disorders and prevention of voice injury as well as education and research to advance the science and art of voice care. The diversity of authors' backgrounds supports the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in the care of voice disorders.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Author: Ronald B. Gillam
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 128404307X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Communication Sciences and Disorders: From Science to Clinical Practice, Third Edition is an excellent introductory text for undergraduate students enrolled in their first course in communication sciences and disorders. Written by experts in the field, this text contains basic information about speech disorders that are related to impairments in articulation, voice, and fluency; language disorders in children and adults; and hearing disorders that cause conductive and sensorineural hearing losses.

Neurology and Clinical Neuroscience

Author: Anthony H. V. Schapira
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323070531
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This brand-new text provides you with an easy-to-use, comprehensive reference that features a clinical perspective balanced with relevant basic science. Inside, you'll find discussions of the latest research and how it has led to a greater understanding of the cause of disease, as well as burgeoning tests and the latest therapeutic agents available. From Alzheimer's disease to vestibular system disorders, you'll find the practical guidance you need to diagnose effectively and provide an appropriate therapeutic approach for each individual case. Plus, a templated, four-color design offers you easy access to pertinent information Integrates basic science with clinical neurology to help you better understand neurologic diseases and provide the most accurate diagnosis and best treatment plan for each patient. Discusses the latest research results and offers new information on treatment options. Features the expertise of international authorities, providing a worldwide perspective. Uses a templated, four-color format that makes information accessible and easy to understand—particularly the basic science concepts.

Basic Clinical Radiobiology Fifth Edition

Author: Michael C. Joiner
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0340808934
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Basic Clinical Radiobiology is a concise but comprehensive textbook setting out the essentials of the science and clinical application of radiobiology for those seeking accreditation in radiation oncology, clinical radiation physics, and radiation technology. Fully revised and updated to keep abreast of current developments in radiation biology and radiation oncology, this fifth edition continues to present in an interesting way the biological basis of radiation therapy, discussing the basic principles and significant developments that underlie the latest attempts to improve the radiotherapeutic management of cancer. This new edition is highly illustrated with attractive 2-colour presentation and now includes new chapters on stem cells, tissue response and the convergence of radiotherapy, radiobiology, and physics. It will be invaluable for FRCR (clinical oncology) and equivalent candidates, SpRs (and equivalent) in radiation oncology, practicing radiation oncologists and radiotherapists, as well as radiobiologists and radiotherapy physicists.

Voice and Laryngeal Disorders

Author: Sally K. Gallena
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323046223
Format: PDF, Docs
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This interactive workbook-style text highlights important concepts in the evaluation and treatment of voice and laryngeal disorders. It features 24 case studies for 11 disorders, plus audio samples to help students and entry-level clinicians become familiar with a broad spectrum of voice disorders, diagnostic report information, and treatment plans. It is an ideal review tool for those seeking certification. Five sections cover Case Studies, Evaluation, Treatment, Learning Opportunities and Unsolved Case Studies to build clinician knowledge and practical skills. Speech disorders across the life span are detailed through overviews, efficacy data to support therapy techniques, case studies and pre- and post-therapy audio samples. Case Studies teach students to analyze and describe disordered voices and engage in diagnostic and treatment plan processes. Accompanying CD contains 30 audio samples of voice disorders, solutions to Labs and Unsolved Case Studies, electronic copies of evaluation forms and other resources to be used in the clinical setting. Clinical forms and templates are included for use in assessing and treating various speech disorders. Pediatric and adult "unsolved" case studies require students to solve problems, develop treatment plans, and refine clinical writing skills via written summaries, recommendations and goals. Unsolved Case Studies encourage critical thinking, problem solving, assessment and clinical documentation skills essential for clinical practice. Addresses clinical competencies in voice, resonance, and alaryngeal speech as specified by ASHA Knowledge and Skills Acquisition (KASA) Summary Form for certification. Speech-Language Pathology PRAXIS exam topics are addressed to prepare students for the exam.

Phonosurgery

Author: Charles N. Ford
Publisher: Raven Pr
ISBN: 9780881677720
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Phonosurgical anatomy; physiology of phonation; functional assessment; reinnervation techniques; adjunctive therapy.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Author: Ronald Bradley Gillam
Publisher: Singular
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
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For undergraduate students with little or no prior knowledge of communication sciences and disorders, this introductory text shows students how disorders in hearing, speech, and language relate to the larger picture of effective and efficient communication. The text stresses the fundamental aspects of communication sciences and dsiorders as a discipline, giving students a picture of the professions from the outset. To aid student's learning and allow them to see and hear the human communication disorders they read about, and interactive CD-ROM is included. It provides a tour of an audiological sound booth, examples of hearing tests as they are being given, and short communication segments that demonstrate the types of communication disorders, explained in the text. Each chapter is written by the experts in the field and include key learning points, and review questions to help the students fully grasp the material.

The Voice Diagnostic Protocol

Author: Shaheen N. Awan
Publisher: Aspen Pub
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
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This practical manual, intended for both students and clinicians, prov ides detailed information regarding the rationale and procedures for a n array of readily available, relatively low-cost methods of voice ana lysis that are collectively called the "Voice Diagnostic Protocol." Th e book focuses on how to do a comprehensive assessment of voice functi on, incorporating history-taking; perceptual analysis; objective analy sis of vocal frequency, intensity, and quality; examination of structu res; evaluation of respiratory and phonatory ability and control; and evaluation of the possible effects of excessive muscular tension. Each diagnostic procedure covered includes a discussion of its purpose, it s theoretical basis, guidelines for use, related normative data, and i nterpretation of possible abnormal responses . Case studies, an electr onic tutorial with actual voice samples, and an extensive list of refe rences enhance in-depth study.