Title

An Introduction to the Discipline of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Communication Sciences and Disorders: From Science to Clinical Practice

Editor

Ronald Gillam, Thomas P. Marquardt, & Frederick N. Martin

Publisher

Jones and Barlett

Publication Date

2010

First Page

3

Last Page

26

Abstract

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. To understand the discipline of communication sciences and disorders. 2. To understand how disorders of hearing, speech, and language adversely affect communication. 3. To compare and contrast the meaning of the following terms: impairment, disability, handicap, disorder, and difference. 4. To learn about the major types of speech, language, and hearing disorders. 5. To learn about the educational background and professional activities of speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiologists, and speech-language pathologists. 6. To understand the regulation of the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology by state agencies and professional organizations.

Comments

Originally published by Jones & Bartlett. Chapter fulltext available through remote link.