Motor Speech Disorders - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780323530545, 9780323550512

Motor Speech Disorders

4th Edition

Substrates, Differential Diagnosis, and Management

Author: Joseph Duffy
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323530545
eBook ISBN: 9780323550512
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 13th October 2019
Page Count: 512

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Ensure you’re up to speed with the most recent findings in motor speech disorders. One of the most trusted sources on this topic, Motor Speech Disorders integrates the latest neurological research with the realities of clinical practice. The fourth edition is divided into three sections which focus on substrates of motor speech and its disorders, the disorders and their diagnoses, and finally managing various treatment types. Additionally, new research on the neurologic organization of motor control, causes of motor speech disorders, and advances in the medical and behavioral management of specific disorders is incorporated throughout. Supported by a robust evolve site, this outstanding, evidence-based resource provides everything you need to become a skilled clinical practitioner.

Key Features

  • UPDATED! Over 400 literature references emphasize clinically important information for each major part of the textbook.
  • UPDATED Illustrations throughout text enhance your understanding of key concepts.
  • UPDATED Case studies in Disorders chapters help clarify dense and difficult content and help hone your critical thinking skills.
  • Cutting-edge research with an emphasis on evidence-based practice ensures that this book contains the most comprehensive and up-to-date look at the state of motor speech disorders.
  • Logical three-part organization first covers the neurologic underpinnings of speech, then the various disorders resulting from problems in the nervous system, and then the basic principles and disorder-specific management strategies.
  • Summary tables and boxes offer easy access to important information such as causes and characteristics to aid in differential diagnosis.
  • Chapter outline and summary sections highlight key points to help you to focus on the most significant information.

Table of Contents

PART 1: Substrates
1. Defining, Understanding, and Categorizing Motor Speech Disorders
2. Neurologic Bases of Motor Speech and Its Pathologies
3. Examination of Motor Speech Disorders

PART 2: Disorders and Their Diagnoses
4. Flaccid Dysarthrias
5. Spastic Dysarthrias
6. Ataxic Dysarthrias
7. Hypokinetic Dysarthrias
8. Hyperkinetic Dysarthrias
9. Unilateral Upper Motor Neuron Dysarthria
10. Mixed Dysarthria
11. Apraxia of Speech
12. Neurogenic Mutism
13. Other Neurogenic Speech Disturbances
14. Acquired Psychogenic and Related Nonorganic Speech Disorders
15. Differential Diagnosis

PART 3: Management
16. Managing Motor Speech Disorders: General Principles
17. Managing the Dysarthias
18. Managing Apraxia of Speech
19. Managing Other Neurogenic Speech Disturbances
20. Managing Acquired Psychogenic and Related Nonorganic Speech Disorders


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About the Author

Joseph Duffy

Affiliations and Expertise

Division of Speech Pathology, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic Emeritus Professor, Speech Pathology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota