Clinical Decision Making in Assessment and Intervention
Phonological Disorders in Children
Communication and Language
This book helps clinicians develop the broad and balanced knowledge they need for informed clinical decision making. Expert contributors give diverse answers to frequently asked questions about assessment, goal selection, and intervention.
67847 978-1-55766-784-7
2005 256
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This one-of-a-kind resource presents a wide range of expert opinions about phonological disorders in children, allowing readers to understand and compare diverse approaches to assessment and intervention, choose the ones that will work best, and use their new knowledge to make decisions during clinical interventions. For each of the book's three sections—Assessment and Classification, Goal and Target Selection, and Intervention —the editors pose important "frequently asked questions" for each contributor to answer, such as

  • Which diagnostic classification system do you find useful?
  • How does your assessment differ for children of different ages, developmental levels, or linguistic backgrounds?
  • How do you integrate language goals with phonological goals?
  • What factors influence your selection of treatment goals and targets?
  • When should a child receive individual therapy as opposed to group therapy?
  • What do you do when your intervention plan is not working?

Through the theoretical insights and practical experience each contributor shares— and a helpful conclusion that comments on all the approaches discussed — readers will have the broad and balanced knowledge they need for informed clinical decision making. Speech-language pathologists, graduate students, audiologists, and educators will use this comprehensive, accessible resource to shape their practices and improve the lives of children with phonological disorders.

Phonological Disorders in Children is a part of the Communication and Language Intervention Series
Serie Preface
Editorial Advisory Board
About the Editors
Marc E. Fey

Part I: Assessment and Classification

  1. Clinical Diagnosis of Developmental Speech Disorders
    Barbara L. Davis
  2. Perspectives in Assessment
    Shelley Velleman
  3. Components of Phonological Assessment
    Adele W. Miccio
  4. Assessment for Determining a Communication Profile
    Ann A. Tyler
  5. Assessment and Classification: An Integrative Model of Language and Motor Contributions to Phonological Development
    Lisa Goffman

Part II: Goal and Target Selection

  1. Promoting Generalization: Selecting, Scheduling, and Integrating Goals
    Ann A. Tyler
  2. Goals and Targets: Facilitating the Self-Organizing Nature of a Neuro-Network
    Janet A. Norris and Paul R. Hoffman
  3. Goal and Target Selection for Developmental Speech Disorders
    Barbara L. Davis
  4. From Developmental Norms to Distance Metrics: Past, Present, and Future Directions for Target Selection Practices
    A. Lynn Williams
  5. Selection of Phonological Goals and Targets: Not Just an Exercise in Phonological Analysis
    Barbara Handford Bernhardt

Part III: Intervention

  1. Planning and Monitoring Intervention Programs
    Ann A. Tyler
  2. Intervention: Manipulating Complex Input to Promote Self-Organization of a Neuro-Network
    Paul R. Hoffman and Janet A. Norris
  3. Special Considerations in Intervention
    Shelley Velleman
  4. A Treatment Program for Enhancing Stimulability
    Adele W. Miccio
  5. The Importance of Phonetic Factors in Phonological Intervention
    Susan Rvachew
  6. A Model and Structure for Phonological Intervention
    A. Lynn Williams
  7. Phonological Intervention: The How or the What?
    Judith Gierut
  8. Summary, Reflections, and Future Directions
    Alan G. Kamhi



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Ray Kent, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison - June 8, 2006
"Refreshing and well-grounded . . . The collected perspectives of these authors give this book a balance that is rare among textbooks and encourages the reader . . . to make today';s visions tomorrow's reality."
: Doody's Book Review - October 1, 2005
"As a compilation of diverse views on the assessment and remediation of speech sound disorders in children, this book may well be a must-have, as it answers the questions of how to address clinical questions and why a specific therapy approach is chosen."