About The Book

Now in its fourth edition, Hegde’s PocketGuide to Assessment 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 assessment concepts and approaches, common methods and procedures, standardized tests as well as client specific alternatives, and specific techniques to assess ethnoculturally diverse clients.

The speech-language pathologist that has this handy guide in his or her pocket will have a quick as well as a detailed reference to practical assessment procedures and many task-specific outlines that a clinician may readily use in assessing any client of any age. The information may be easily reviewed before the clinical sessions or examinations.

Key Features

  • Current knowledge on assessment 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
  • Detailed differential diagnostic guidelines on disorders
  • Critical developmental norms

New to the Fourth Edition

  • Updated entries to reflect current practice, procedures, and the research base
  • Information on newer standardized tests and evidence-based alternative approaches to assess ethnoculturally diverse individuals
  • Practical and detailed assessment outlines
  • More succinct presentation of practical information
  • New 4.5×8″ trim size for easier portability

Also Available

  • Hegde’s PocketGuide to Treatment 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

AIDS Dementia Complex
Alternative (Non-Biased) Assessment Approaches
Alzheimer’s Disease
Aphasia: Specific Types
Apraxia of Speech in Adults
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cerebral Palsy
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Cleft Palate
Dementia, Progressive
Dementia, Reversible
Dysarthrias in Adults
Dysarthria: Specific Types
Ethnocultural Considerations in Assessment
Fluency Disorders
Hearing Loss
Language Disorders in Children
Language Disorders in Infants and Toddlers
Language Disorders in Older Students and Adolescents
Psychiatric Problems Associated with Communication Disorders
Right Hemisphere Disorders
Speech Sound Disorders
Speech Sound Disorders in African American Children
Speech Sound Disorders in Bilingual Children
Standard/Common Assessment Procedures
Syndromes Associated with Communication Disorders
Traumatic Brain Injury
Voice Disorders


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