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Books about Childhood Apraxia of Speech

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The Source for Childhood Apraxia of Speech
By Robin Strode and Catherine Chamberlain, 2006

What causes childhood apraxia of speech? Is it a syndrome? How can I help students with autism who have apraxia? All of these questions, plus many more, will be answered in The Source for Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Benefits Get tips on how to handle a child with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) who: is resistive to therapy has developmental delays or autism/PDD is very young Contains comprehensive information about children who have this neurologically-based disorder. Defines apraxia and describes its causes and characteristics Explains how to evaluate a student to determine if he has apraxia Includes detailed descriptions of therapy programs for the child with CAS Integrates communication goals to facilitate both speech and language skills simultaneously

Developmental Apraxia of Speech – Theory and Clinical Practice
– NEW 2nd edition
by Penelope Hall, Linda Jordan and Donald Robin, 2007
One of the most confusing aspects of apraxia involves the name itself. At least 21 different names for this condition have been recorded since 1937, most reflecting philosophical perspectives of various researchers. Regardless of how called, this childhood disorder has become established within the speech-language pathology community. From the publisher, “Any SLP looking to further their studies on the DAS will find Developmental Apraxia of Speech — Second Edition filled with references, descriptive tables, available resources, examples, and theories. ”

Clinical Management of Motor Speech Disorders in Children
Edited by Anthony Caruso and Edythe Strand

A complete source of information on assessment, treatment, and management strategies for children with apraxia, dysarthria, and stuttering. Special features of this work include:
– extensive coverage of several topics including pediatric dysphagia and management of disfluency as a motor speech disorder
– Contributing writers are clinicians actively working with children
– An innovative chapter on an integrated treatment approach in childhood apraxia
– Discussion of treatment efficacy issues
This book combines neuroanatomical and neurophysiological development issues with speech motor control and motor learning as a basis for treatment planning and service provision.

Childhood Apraxia of Speech Resource Guide
by Shelley Velleman, Ph.D.

This resource guide was created in response to help practicing speech language pathologists and parents of children with apraxia of speech with information on the nature of this complicated disorder and advice on assessment and treatment methods. Fundamental aspects of the disorder are discussed in depth and different viewpoints regarding apraxia are compared, eliminating the need to track down multiple sources. Detailed practical assessment and treatment guidelines provide speech language pathologists with a framework of how to help children with apraxia and the motivation behind each treatment. Case studies bring material into a real world context.

Persisting Speech Difficulties in Children: Children’s Speech and Literacy Difficulties (Childerens Speech and Literacy Difficulties)
By Michelle Pascoe, Joy Stackhouse, and Bill Wells
Children with persisting speech difficulties present great challenges for managers, therapists, teachers and psychologists. In order to effectively treat school-age children with longstanding speech difficulties practitioners need to draw on a variety of approaches, e.g. combining a psycholinguistic approach with a linguistic (or more specifically, phonological) approach. Theory and therapy are inseparable and our knowledge of theory needs to be used to drive therapy. In turn, therapy outcomes can inform our theoretical knowledge. In order to build evidence-based programmes, we need to evaluate therapy outcomes using wide-ranging outcomes measures that can evaluate change at a variety of levels. Case studies are a useful way forward in learning more about children with speech difficulties and how to support them.

Become Verbal with Childhood Apraxia of Speech
by Pam Marshalla

In this book, Pam Marshalla describes her thinking, experience and methods at helping children with apraxia of speech learn valuable speech imitation skills. Appropriate for parents and clinicians.

Childhood Motor Speech Disability
by Russell Love
This book provides a comprehensive, outline of all childhood motor speech disabilities. This book also gives readers a complete picture of the major nervous system disorders associated with dysarthria, presents the five types of childhood dysarthria, and clarifies the classification of childhood dysarthria. The book also discusses the nature and habilitation of the controversial disorder known as developmental verbal dyspraxia (DVD).

Developmental Motor Speech Disorders
By Michael Crary, Ph.D.

Proceedings from the 2002 Childhood Apraxia of Speech Research Symposium
One time limited printing. This publication, edited by Dr. Larry Shriberg and Dr. Thomas Campbell, contains over 250 pages, 24 chapters and represents the scholarly presentations and group discussions of researchers who gathered to share their research and research methodologies related to childhood apraxia of speech. Free online access available.

Vowel Disorders
By Martin J. Ball and Fiona Gibbon
Written by leading international experts, this first-ever book on vowel disorders provides you with an authoritative overview of vowel production disorders affecting speech in children with phonological disorders. Gain reliable clinical advice on methods for investigating, examples of error types and patterns from previous studies, and implications for theoretical phonology and therapeutic intervention.