About The Book

Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology for Speech and Hearing Sciences provides a thorough yet readable examination of the neuroanatomical underpinnings within communication sciences and disorders. The textbook is designed for undergraduate or graduate courses related to the neuroscience of speech and hearing. Each chapter begins with detailed learning outcomes and also sets the context for the content in understandable terms, providing the student with an understanding of the importance of knowing the material. Additionally, each chapter ends with study questions to reinforce the content and check comprehension.

After introduction to the field and to anatomical concepts, the text takes the student from discussion of neurons and other basic components to examination of basic reflexes and sensorimotor integration. The following chapters focus on the cerebral cortex and its function, particularly as related to neurophysiology of speech and hearing. The next section of the text discusses subcortical structures, the brainstem, cranial nerves, cerebellum and pathways. The text culminates in discussion of motor control for speech and swallowing.

Key Features

  • More than 175 images and photographs presented in full-color
  • More than 65 tables that provide succinct depth and detail to the content
  • 16 neurological fully-annotated case studies with SLP diagnostic information, as well as 6 cases from neurosurgeons that include MRI and/or video
  • 45 boxed notes give informative and fascinating support to the content, including focus on neuroscience as it relates to speech-language pathology and audiology
  • Coverage of the neurophysiology of swallowing
  • Detailed discussion of auditory pathway and signal analysis
  • Clearly written with abundant supporting citations
  • Key terms are highlighted throughout the text and included in a glossary
  • A PluralPlus companion website including Neuroquest animation software, online study materials, and PowerPoint lecture slides.

About The Authors

J. Anthony (Tony) Seikel, PhD, is emeritus faculty at Idaho State University, where he taught graduate and undergraduate coursework in neuroanatomy and neuropathology over the course of his career in Communication Sciences and Disorders. He is co-author of numerous chapters, books and research publications in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. His current research is examining the relationship between orofacial myofunctional disorders and oropharyngeal dysphagia.

Kostas Konstantopoulos, PhD, is assistant professor in the speech language pathology program at the European University Cyprus and serves as a program coordinator for the master’s degree in speech language pathology. From 1996 to 2018 he has worked as a clinician in various neurology departments in Greece and Cyprus including the Navy Hospital of Athens and the Cyprus Institute for Neurology and Genetics. Dr. Konstantopoulos’s research involves motor speech disorders and the relationship between speech and cognition.

David G. Drumright, BS, grew up in Oklahoma and Kansas, taught electronics at DeVry for several years, then spent 20 years as a technician in acoustics and speech research. He developed many programs and devices for analysis and instruction in acoustics and speech/hearing. He has been semi-retired since 2002, working on graphics and programming for courseware.

Table Of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Reviewers

Chapter 1. Introduction and Overview
Chapter 2. Neurons and Glial Cells
Chapter 3. Basic Reflex and Sensory Function: How We Know the World
Chapter 4. Cerebral Cortex
Chapter 5. Anatomy of the Subcortex
Chapter 6. Anatomy of the Brain Stem
Chapter 7. The Cranial Nerves
Chapter 8. Cerebellar Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 9. Spinal Cord and Pathways
Chapter 10. Cerebrovascular Supply
Chapter 11. Neural Control of Speech and Swallowing

Glossary
Index

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