Appraisal and Diagnosis of Speech and Language Disorders

This volume prepares clinicians to make intelligent choices based on the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of measurement devices available for assessing speech and language disorders, and provides them with a clear understanding of what information they should hope to obtain from the testing. It offers descriptions of test construction rationales and sufficient detail on examples of tests, critiquing many of the most frequently used tests of the speech-language pathologist.FEATURES- Analyzes structural disorders and speech production mechanisms.- Includes increased coverage of types of testing and diagnostic concerns such as phonological processes, discrimination vs. perception, types of language testing, and pragmatic coverage.- Examines augmentative testing and communication restrictions.- Discusses example tests and procedures for illustration of design, validity, reliability, and construct.- Provides test summaries at ends of chapters for age, types of norms, and content comparisons.