April 2, 2016

Children's Speech is almost finished

Over the past few months Elise Baker and I have been working closely with copyeditors and typesetters to finalise our new book: Children's Speech: An Evidence-Based Approach to Assessment and Intervention. We are almost finished - this weekend we have been checking the page proofs for the references and glossary. Elise has been finalizing the learning guide, assessment questions, and Powerpoint slides to accompany the book. It will be published in June. We hope it is going to be a useful resource to SLPs throughout the world.

Here is what the backcover says:
Children's Speech distills scientific evidence from around the world on sound disorders across the areas of speech acquisition, assessment, analysis, diagnosis, and intervention, and presents it with practical knowledge to prepare speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to work with children and their families. The book is guided by two contemporary frameworks that direct the successful management of speech sound disorders in children: evidence-based practice (EBP) and the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health—Children and Youth (ICF-CY). The foundation knowledge covers important topics including defining the population, types of speech sound disorders, anatomical structures, articulation and transcription of speech sounds, and theoretical foundations of speech and speech acquisition. Practical evidence-based knowledge is covered in chapters that mirror the stages of contact when working with children with speech sound disorders including assessment, analysis, goal setting, intervention principles and plans, intervention procedures, phonological interventions, motor speech interventions, and the conduct of EBP. The last chapter provides comprehensive clinical information for five clinical cases, including transcribed speech samples, case history information, assessment results and other real-life material. Throughout, readers are directed to complete clinical application tasks, drawing on the case-based information in this final chapter.
This First Edition:
Distills the world’s research on speech sound disorders across the areas of speech acquisition, assessment, analysis, diagnosis, and intervention.
International in scope.
Facilitates student learning with a number of valuable pedagogical aids.
Supports course teaching with a number of aids for instructors.

Here are the links to the book:
  • US: https://www.pearsonhighered.com/program/Mc-Leod-Children-s-Speech-An-Evidence-Based-Approach-to-Assessment-and-Intervention/PGM241416.html
  • UK: https://catalogue.pearsoned.co.uk/educator/product/Childrens-Speech-An-EvidenceBased-Approach-to-Assessment-and-Intervention/9780132755962.page