About The Book

Now in its fourth edition, Hegde’s PocketGuide to Treatment in Speech-Language Pathology is a renowned resource, the first of its kind, and now a classic in communication sciences and disorders.

This revised PocketGuide, like the other two classic guides, blends the format of a dictionary with the contents of a textbook and clinical reference book. With this guide, both the students and the professional clinicians may have, at their fingertips, the encyclopedic knowledge of the entire range of treatment concepts and approaches, general treatment guidelines and specific procedures, treatment evaluation and selection criteria, detailed and multiple treatment procedures for all disorders of communication, and guidelines on treating ethnoculturally diverse individuals.

The SLP that has this handy guide in his or her pocket will have a quick as well as a detailed reference to general and specific treatment procedures and many brief, task-specific treatment procedures that a clinician may readily use in serving any individual of any age. The information may easily be reviewed before the clinical sessions or examinations, because the entries in the guide are in the alphabetical order.

Key Features

  • Current knowledge on treatment philosophies, approaches, and techniques
  • Alphabetical entries and section tabs for ease of access
  • Underlined terms that alert the reader for cross-referenced entries on related concepts and procedures
  • Step-by-step treatment procedures
  • Multiple treatment options for each disorder

New to the Fourth Edition

  • Updated entries to reflect current practice and procedures
  • Newer and multiple treatment concepts and procedures
  • Methods by which treatment procedures are evaluated
  • Criteria for selecting an effective treatment procedure among available alternatives
  • New 4.5×8″ trim size for easier portability

Also Available

  • Hegde’s PocketGuide to Assessment in Speech-Language Pathology, Fourth Edition
  • Hegde’s PocketGuide to Communication Disorders, Second Edition

About The Author

M. N. Hegde, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Communication Sciences and Disorders at California State University-Fresno. A specialist in fluency disorders, language disorders, research methods, and treatment procedures in communication disorders, Dr. Hegde is world renown as a researcher, presenter, contributor of original articles to leading national and international journals, and critically acclaimed author of more than two dozen highly regarded books in speech-language pathology. He has served on the editorial boards of several scientific and professional journals, has been a guest editor of international journals, and continues to serve as an editorial consultant to the Journal of Fluency Disorders.

Table of Contents

Main Entries
Preface to the Fourth Edition
How the PocketGuide Is Organized
How to Use This PocketGuide
About the Author

Apraxia of Speech (AOS) in Adults
Attention Disorders
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Augmentative Communication-Aided
Augmentative Communication-Unaided
Aural Rehabilitation
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Cerebral Palsy
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
Cleft Palate
Ethnocultural Variables in Treatment
Fluency Disorders
Gender Identification Therapy (Elective)
Hearing Loss
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Language Disorders in Children
Language Disorders in Ethnoculturally Diverse Groups
Language Disorders in Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Language Disorders in Older Students and Adolescents
Literacy and Literacy Skills in Children
Psychiatric Problems Associated with Communication Disorders
Right Hemisphere Disorders
Speech Sound Disorders
Syndromes Associated with Communication Disorders
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Adults
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Children
Treatment of Communication Disorders: Procedures that Apply Across Disorders Treatment of Communication Disorders: A General Sequence that Applies Across Disorders
Treatment of Communication Disorders: Procedural Modifications
Treatment Selection Criteria
Vascular Dementia
Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (VPD)
Voice Disorders


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