About The Book

Child and Adolescent Communication Disorders: Organic and Neurogenic Bases is a comprehensive undergraduate textbook for courses related to the organic and neurogenic bases of child and adolescent language disorders. It is a must-have text for anyone in the field of communication sciences and disorders who works with children and adolescent populations. This text examines various disorders and their related communication deficits: neurogenic disorders, developmental brain differences, emotional and behavioral disorders, central auditory processing disorders, craniofacial anomalies, and disorders secondary to environmental factors. Also addressed are key elements in assessment and treatment with a focus on interdisciplinary contributions, as well as evidence-based approaches to treatment with inclusion of new federal laws that affect identification of and intervention with school-aged children.

Along with detailed contributions from experts with backgrounds in both research and instruction, this text also incorporates updated material from the DSM-V: both the current language and classification as it specifically relates to autism and communication disorders in emotionally and behaviorally disordered youth.

Key Features

  • A list of learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter
  • Case studies with review questions

About The Author

Marie R. Kerins, EdD, CCC-SLP, has been a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist since 1981. After earning her doctorate in 1998, she began teaching speech-language pathology to graduate and undergraduate students at Loyola University Maryland. Dr. Kerins has published numerous articles and has presented nationally and internationally on language-based learning disabilities as well as the learning styles of the millennial student. She is currently the associate vice president for research and graduate affairs at Loyola.

Table Of Contents

Part I. Developmental Brain Differences
Chapter 1. Autism Spectrum Disorders

Janet Preis

Chapter 2. Language Learning Disabilities

Kara Tignor and Lisa Shoenbrodt

Chapter 3. Intellectual Disability

Libby Kumin

Part II. Organic Disorders
Chapter 4. Cerebral Palsy

Angela Strauch Lane

Chapter 5. Cleft Lip and Palate

Kathleen Siren

Part III. Neurogenic Disorders
Chapter 6. Traumatic Brain Injury

Lisa Schoenbrodt

Part IV. Disorders Secondary to Environmental Factors
Chapter 7. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Brianne Higgins Roos

Part V. Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Chapter 8. Communication Disorders Concomitant with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Marie R. Kerins

Part VI. Central Auditory Processing Disorders
Chapter 9. Central Auditory Processing Disorders

Donna L. Pitts


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