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Auditory Processing Disorders

Assessment, Management, and Treatment

Donna Geffner and Deborah Ross-Swain
eISBN-13: 9781944883423

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Auditory Processing Disorders: Assessment, Management, and Treatment, Third Edition details the definition, behaviors, and comorbidities of auditory processing disorders while educating the reader on the most current practices for audiological and speech-language assessment of APD, including its impact on literacy and language processing. Practical rehabilitation, management strategies, and direct evidence-based treatment programs, including the use of technology, are covered in detail. Auditory Processing Disorders is a highly practical book designed specifically for practicing clinicians and instructors, both audiologists and speech-language pathologists. It contains a comprehensive review of APD and is an excellent resource for upper-level audiology students and for educated parents, teachers, and other professionals wishing to learn more about APD for themselves, their child, and their practice.

The third edition includes a global perspective of auditory processing including the latest in evidence-based treatment programs. Content has been edited to be more concise and user-friendly for increased readability and comprehension. Contributions are from the field's most recognized experts such as Gail Chermak, Frank Musiek, Jack Katz, Harvey Dillon, Gail Richards, and Teri Bellis.

New to the Third Edition:
*New chapters address neurological brain damage and its impact on auditory processing, psychiatric disorders associated with auditory processing, the impact of otitis media on auditory processing skills, and new methods for diagnosing.
*A new chapter on psychological testing and what psychologists contribute to the battery of testing, diagnosis, and knowledge base of APD, endorsing intraprofessional collaboration.
*A new chapter on an evidence-based program known as CAPDOTS from Carol Lau in Vancouver with data to support its use in deficit specific remediation.
*An updated chapter from Nina Kraus and her laboratory colleagues at Brain Volts, Northwestern University with a new perspective on categorizing and assessing APD.
*Updated chapters reflect the current research on AN/AD and the newest relevant tests for the SLP to administer when screening for APD and treating the phonological aspects of the disorder.
*ASHA expert Janet McCarty presents information and advice on private third-party payors and government agencies for coding and reimbursement.
*Updated images of new FM systems and apps for treatment.
*New and updated resources such as web links, references, technology, and apps.

Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.