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Cleft Palate Speech, 4e

Cleft Palate Speech, 4e
Author: Sally J. Peterson-Falzone PhD - Mary A. Hardin-Jon
ISBN 13: 9780323048828
ISBN 10: 32304882
Edition: 4
Publisher: Mosby
Publication Date: 2009-04-30
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 432
List Price: $124.00

As the classic reference on cleft palates for more than 25 years, 'the blue book' continues to be the single, essential source on cleft lip and palate for all members of the craniofacial team. This essential text provides a unique and comprehensive approach to cleft assessment, treatment, and management, with new and revised content that will keep you at the cutting edge of cleft lip and palate treatment and therapies.

  • Comprehensive coverage of every aspect of cleft palate and related disorders, making this a superb resource and guide for students and practitioners alike.
  • Content is presented in a clinically useful manner, in a way that encourages you to evaluate and critically consider the information presented.
  • Thorough coverage of the available literature on cleft lip and cleft palate includes both contemporary and historically significant studies, as well as low-incidence types of phenomena.
  • An unmatched art program includes clear anatomical drawings as well as high-quality photographs.

  • The Birth of a Child with a Cleft introduction provides a detailed preview to the treatment of children with clefts, and offers useful suggestions for interacting with their parents.
  • Coverage of the latest research and advancements including surgical and dental management, speech development, genetics, and more, ensures that you have thoroughly researched information on the most recent developments in the field.
  • Consider This boxes highlight important tips, information, and offer advice on how to apply theory and research to clinical situations.
  • New artwork clearly demonstrates and enhances understanding of important clinical conditions and procedures.
  • Improved organization helps you understand key concepts in a logical progression and enhances the presentation of the material.

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Reviewer:Irene Shetzline Jackson, M.A., CCC-SLP(Theraplay, Inc.)
Description:Everything speech pathologists need to know about cleft palate is covered in this book, including anatomy, physiology, related disorders, surgical and medical management, speech assessment and treatment, and quality of life issues. The previous edition was published in 2001.
Purpose:The purpose is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date book on cleft palate for speech therapists, who can use it as refresher, and students, who can use it as a reference. A companion book, The Clinician's Guide to Treating Cleft Palate Speech, Peterson-Fazone et al. (Elsevier, 2006) is meant to be used while practicing.
Audience:The intended audience is practicing speech-language pathologists, teachers of graduate courses, and students, and it is appropriate for all of them. The authors are professionals working across the fields of speech pathology and otolaryngology specializing in craniofacial anomalies.
Features:The book begins with a description of cleft lip and palate and its etiology, including related craniofacial disorders, which includes a review of genetics, anatomy, and physiology. The second section covers surgical management and management of dental and hearing disorders using many photos and diagrams. The third section provides specific, in-depth information on assessment and treatment of speech-language disorders and management of velopharyngeal dysfunction. Finally, the last section covers issues related to quality of life. This book is unique in its overall depth and breadth of information, the use of many pictures and case examples, and the attention to the social and psychological impact of these disorders. The only flaw is that all the illustrations are in black and white, when color illustrations would have resulted in enhanced quality and clarity.
Assessment:As a graduate level instructor, I used the third edition of this book and its companion while teaching a course. I also have used the current edition and the companion while assessing and treating my patients. I was pleased with both and would recommend them to instructors and practicing clinicians. This update was needed to provide the most current information on surgical and medical management and to reflect the changes in treatment approaches as research and technology evolves.