About The Book
The Clinical Workbook for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants is a workbook for speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs) and speech-language pathologists (SLPs), as well as instructors and students, that provides a generous “toolbox” for students to implement during their fieldwork experience.
This workbook is the first of its kind with activities that employ applications (apps). In addition to the apps, each chapter includes examples of basic treatment objectives to guide the SLP/SLPA when choosing a treatment method for a corresponding treatment need. The activities are tried and true and, as such, have been carefully thought out before being considered for inclusion in the text. For ease of implementation, each activity is explained with detailed, step-by-step instructions and supporting photographs.The workbook has a chapter dedicated to the communication needs of various clientele and includes:
- Speech Sound Disorders (SSDs). Activities addressing the needs of clients with articulation and phonological disorders as well as apraxia of speech (AOS).
- Communicative Intent. Activities addressing the needs of clients who struggle with intentional communicative intent, replacing off-task communication behavior with a functional communication system.
- Language Disorders. Activities addressing both receptive and expressive language disorders.
- Social Language. Activities addressing social language needs of clients.
- Complex Communicative Needs. Activities addressing complex communication needs of clients who require augmentative and/or alternate communication (AAC) systems.
- Literacy. Activities addressing pre-, early, and school-age literacy needs. Key components of literacy include phonological awareness, print concepts, alphabet knowledge, and literate language.
- Voice and Fluency Disorders. Activities addressing the needs of clients with voice and/or fluency disorders.
- Behavior Management Techniques. Behavior management activities for clients requiring visual schedules and/or motivation/reinforcement to participate in therapy sessions.
In addition to the apps, each chapter includes examples of basic treatment objectives to guide the clinician when choosing a treatment method for a corresponding treatment need. The apps presented in this workbook are adaptable for individual or group sessions and includes their corresponding Uniform Resource Locator (URL) and Quick Reference (QR) code.
From the Foreword
This workbook is a must for any beginning or experienced SLP and/or SLPA who works with children with communication needs. Within these chapters, you will find a gold mine of evidence-based lessons many with current, state-of-the-art applications (apps). The authors have devised lessons that are easy to follow and that allow for creative freedom. As a fan and user of many of the Apps included in this workbook, I can vouch for their utility and effectiveness. And, most importantly, they are engaging for both the client and SLPA! This workbook should be a required text in every SLPA course and on the shelf of every practicing SLPA (and SLP, for that matter).
–Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin, PhD, CCC-SLP
Professor, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, California State University Sacramento
In addition to providing extensive information based on common disorders and target skills, Clinical Workbook for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants provides guidance, including corresponding objectives, technology tools, and step-by-step guides on directing the session. This workbook is a creative, timely, effective, and well-organized resource for our industry and one I’m sure clinicians will find as an asset to their toolbox reflecting current and practical tools combined with strategies and specific tips for implementation.
–Mai Ling Chan, MS, CCC-SLP
CEO and Co-Founder of YappGuru