Now thoroughly updated and presented in an invative new format, this proven resource provides a detailed, versatile guide to the care and treatment of individuals with speech sound disorders. Covering a wide range of disorders spanning client ages, populations, and settings, this authoritative book is ideal for both students and professionals. In addition to extensive updates reflecting recent clinical and theoretical advances, the new, groundbreaking Third Edition offers two valuable resources in one convenient package, complementing the traditional book with an extensive digital workbook. Digital materials include hands-on exercises to help you practice analyses and procedures described in the text, as well as downloadable forms. What hasn't changed is the book's signature practical focus, with a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice and varied options for clinical treatment to ensure an appropriate approach based on each client's unique needs.
Ken Bleile is a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Northern Iowa, and has served as a visiting scholar in universities in Turkey, Singapore, Russia, and New Zealand. During summers Dr. Bleile often leads study abroad groups to provide speech and language services to children in orphanages and schools in developing countries, most recently in Nicaragua. Dr. Bleile is a recipient of the State of Iowa's Regent's Scholar Award, is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and a recipient of the Multicultural Board's Diversity Champion Award. He serves as an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and is the former Chair of ASHA's International Issues Board. Dr. Bleile publishes widely on speech development, international issues, and communication disorders in children with medical needs and developmental disabilities. Recent publications include The Neurological Foundations of Language, The International Directory of Communicative Disorders, and The Late Eight.