About The Book

Clinical Assessment Workbook for Communication Sciences and Disorders provides students in speech-language pathology with a hands-on approach to learning the clinical assessment process. Throughout the workbook, the authors have combined basic assessment information with meaningful assignments to provide real-life applications. Each chapter is structured with a “who, what, why, when, where, and how” format to provide the most comprehensive coverage of assessment in clinical settings.

Topics covered range from referrals to the recommendation stage, and include processes such as standardized testing, report writing, billing, and insurance. The workbook covers the full range of communication disorders, including, speech sound disorders, voice, fluency, swallowing, language, and hearing.

Key Features

  • Each chapter contains a list of “Top 10 Terms” for a review of key concepts
  • Chapter Tips provide a quick and easy summary of suggestions for each area of assessment
  • Chapter activities, with answers, allow students to practice real-life clinical situations in a low-stakes environment
  • Clinical forms and charts aid in understanding of chapter content

This much-needed interactive resource will aid students in their understanding and knowledge related to appropriate protocols for assessment.

About The Authors

Georgia Hambrecht, PhD, is a Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western Carolina University. She has earned a Doctoral degree from Kent State University; a Master’s degree from Western Illinois University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University. She has taught in the university setting for over 35 years in Indiana and North Carolina. Dr. Hambrecht has written and presented in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Deafblindness, Clinical Observation, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). She has received various honors, including Western Carolina University College of Health and Human Science Board of Governor’s Innovative Teaching Award in 2007 and 2018, Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Distinguish Teacher Educator Award, Indiana State University School of Education’s Coffman Distinguished Professor Award and Indiana State University President’s Metal.

Tracie Rice, AuD, is an Associate Professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders department at Western Carolina University. She earned a Clinical Doctorate degree from The University of Florida; a Master’s degree from The University of Tennessee, and a Bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University. She has taught in the university setting for over 15 years and has been the Speech and Hearing Clinic director for over 10 years. Dr. Rice has written and presented on topics such as observations, electronic health records and auditory processing.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Assessment
Chapter 2. Referrals
Chapter 3. Intake and Interview
Chapter 4. Oral Facial Examinations
Chapter 5. Standardized Testing
Chapter 6. Statistical Basis
Chapter 7. Dynamic Assessment
Chapter 8. Observation
Chapter 9. Synthesizing Information
Chapter 10. Report Writing
Chapter 11. On-going Assessment
Chapter 12. Hearing Assessment
Chapter 13. Billing
Chapter 14. Insurance
Chapter 15. Speech Sound Disorders
Chapter 16. Voice Assessment
Chapter 17. Fluency Assessment
Chapter 18. Dysphagia Assessment
Chapter 19. Language/Literacy in Children
Chapter 20. Adult Language Assessment
Chapter 21. Cognitive Assessment
Chapter 22. Social Communication Assessment
Chapter 23. Communication Modalities
Chapter 24. Final Thoughts


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