About The Book

Designed to work in conjunction with graduate textbooks in motor speech disorders, this collection showcases the state of the art in motor speech disorders. Leading names in the field review the history, current practice and future trends, neural models, acoustics and measurement, speech technology, and treatment approaches. Chapters are carefully constructed and include key points, summaries, references, and supplemental reading.

About The Authors

Gary Weismer, PhD, is Oros-Bascom Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and his doctorate from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1975. Dr. Weismer’s research publications concern speech production in healthy talkers, as well as speech production and speech intelligibility in persons with motor speech disorders. Dr. Weismer served twice as Associate Editor for the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (formerly the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research), as Associate Editor at Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica (FPL) from 2004 to 2011, and as Editor-in-Chief at FPL from 2011 to 2016. During his 35 years at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Weismer won several teaching awards, including for mentoring efforts in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Honors program. Dr. Weismer mentored 16 doctoral students during his career, many of whom are currently scientific leaders and university administrators. He is a past member of the Executive Board of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics IALP), an Honored Member of IALP, a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, and past chair of his department. He has edited, authored, and coauthored five textbooks.

Table Of Contents

  • CHAPTER 1:
    • The Shaping of a Field
      Gary Weismer
  • CHAPTER 2:
    • Motor Speech Disorders: History, Current Practice, Future Trends and Goals
      Joseph R. Duffy
  • CHAPTER 3:
    • Neural Perspectives on Motor Speech Disorders: Current Understanding
      Gary Weismer
  • CHAPTER 4:
    • Speech Breathing in Motor Speech Disorders
      Gary Weismer
  • CHAPTER 5:
    • Voice and Motor Speech Disorders: Technology, Data, Clinical Application
      Eugene H. Buder
  • CHAPTER 6:
    • Segmental Articulation in Motor Speech Disorders
      Kris Tjaden
  • CHAPTER 7:
    • The Role of Speech Perception in Motor Speech Disorders
      Julie M. Liss
  • CHAPTER 8:
    • Dysphagia in Patients with Motor Speech Disorders
      John C. Rosenbek and Harrison N. Jones
  • CHAPTER 9:
    • Interventions to Improve Intelligibility and Communicative Success for Speakers with Dysarthria
      Katherine C. Hustad and Gary Weismer


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