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Preface CHAPTER ONE Introduction: Human Communication Disorders: A Philosophy and Practice of Science in Service Noma B. Anderson (Florida International University) and Shelly Chabon (Rockhurst University) Personal Perspectives Who Is Served? What Services Are Provided? Where Are Services Provided? When Are Services Provided? How Are Services Provided? Service and Science: How? How Fast? How Often? How Much? Why Serve? Study Questions PART ONE Basic Communication Process CHAPTER TWO Development of Communication, Language, and Speech Robert E. Owens, Jr (State University of New York, Geneseo) Personal Perspective Communication Language Speech Summary Study Questions CHAPTER THREE The Biology and Physics of Speech Ray D. Kent (University of Wisconsin, Madison) and Houri K. Vorperian (University of Wisconsin, Madison) Personal Perspectives The Biology of Speech: The Anatomy and Physiology of Speech Production The Physics of Speech: Speech Acoustics Summary Study Questions CHAPTER FOUR Multicultural and Multilingual Considerations Kay T. Payne (Howard University) Personal Perspective Basic Concepts Related to Culture and Language Varieties of American English Language Differences and Communication Disorders New Horizons in Multicultural/Multilingual Issues Summary Study Questions Selected Readings CHAPTER FIVE Genetics: Basis for Development and Disorders Lemmietta G. McNeilly (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) Personal Perspective Case Study Definition of Genetics versus Genomics Inheritance Patterns Genetic Testing Genetic Counseling Gene Therapy Genomic Applications Role of Genetics in Human Development New Genetics Human Genome Human Genetic Variation and Health Genetics and Communication Disorders Social and Behavioral Research Infusion of Genomics into Speech-Language Pathology Ethical, Legal, and Cultural Implications Summary Case Study Study Questions Selected Readings Websites of Interest PART TWO Disorders of Speech CHAPTER SIX Articulatory and Phonological Disorders Richard G. Schwartz (The Graduate Center of the City University of New York) and Klara Marton (The Graduate Center of the City University of New York) Personal Perspectives Introduction The nature of phonological disorders Determinants of phonological disorders Assessment Intervention Summary Case Study Study Questions Selected Readings Websites of Interest CHAPTER SEVEN Stuttering and Other Disorders of Fluency Peter R. Ramig (University of Colorado at Boulder) and Ryan Pollard (University of Pittsburgh, Emeritus) Personal Perspectives Types, Descriptions, and Definitions of Various Disfluency Types Theories of Causation Normal Disfluency The Development of Stuttering The Assessment Process Therapy for Stuttering Prevention Case Study Some Final Thoughts by a Prodigy of Stuttering Summary Study Questions Projects Selected Readings CHAPTER EIGHT Voice Disorders Christine Sapienza (University of Florida) , Douglas M. Hicks (Cleveland Clinic Foundation), and Bari Hoffmann Ruddy (University of Central Florida) Personal Perspectives Description of Voice Disorders Assessment Defining Pitch, Loudness, Voice Quality, and Resonance General Classification of Voice Problems Trauma and Surgical Modification Examples of Vocal Fold Pathologies Collecting and Assessing the Data about the Voice Intervention for Voice Disorders Speech without a Larynx Case Study Prevention Study Questions Selected Readings Websites of Interest CHAPTER NINE Cleft Lip and Palate and other Craniofacial Disorders Ann W. Kummer (University of Cincinnati Medical Center) Personal Perspective Case study Structures of the lip and palate Cleft lip and palate Other craniofacial anomalies Effect of clefts on feeding Causes of speech disorders secondary to clefts Normal velopharyngeal function and velopharyngeal dysfunction Effect of clefts and velopharyngeal dysf