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Childhood motor speech disability
Love, Russell J.
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Second edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Allyn and Bacon, [2000]

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vi, 202 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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RJ496.S7 L68 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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"Childhood Motor Speech Disabilities" provides a comprehensive, up-to-date outline of all childhood motor speech disabilities. This book also gives readers a complete picture of the major nervous system disorders associated with dysarthria, presents the five types of childhood dysarthria, and clarifies the classification of childhood dysarthria. The eight years since the publication of the first edition have seen an increased interest in the nature and habilitation of the controversial disorder known as developmental verbal dyspraxia (DVD). The heated controversy and intense interest in DVD is questioned and put in perspective by pointing out that it is a low frequency pediatric phonological disorder compared to the widespread phonological delay of unknown origin. "Childhood Motor Speech Disability" also reviews and critiques a three-part research study by JSHR and two major textbooks that have been published since the first edition. For readers interested in childhood motor speech disabilities.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
1 The Nature of Childhood Motor Speech Disabilityp. 1
Introduction: Childhood Dysarthria versus Developmental Verbal Dyspraxiap. 2
Definition of Termsp. 6
Characteristics of Childhood Dysarthriap. 10
2 The Neurology of Childhood Motor Speech Disabilityp. 20
The Motor Systemp. 21
Cortical Levelp. 21
Descending Motor Pathwaysp. 23
Subcortical Levelp. 26
Peripheral Motor System Pathwaysp. 31
Clinical Neurology of the Childhood Dysarthriasp. 32
Clinical Neurology of Developmental Verbal Dyspraxiap. 37
3 The Childhood Dysarthrias of Cerebral Palsyp. 42
Introductionp. 43
Spastic Syndromesp. 44
Dyskinetic Syndromesp. 52
Ataxic Syndromesp. 58
4 The Childhood Dysarthrias of the Lower Motor Neuronp. 65
Introductionp. 66
Lower Motor-Unit Dysarthriasp. 72
5 Developmental Verbal Dyspraxiap. 85
Controversial Issuesp. 86
Single Case Studies: Evidence for the Disorderp. 95
Recent Developmentsp. 97
6 Assessmentp. 108
Introduction to Childhood Dysarthria Assessmentp. 109
Oral-Motor Evaluation of the Prespeaking Childp. 109
Clinical Testing for Dysphagiap. 114
Abnormal Oral Reflexes and Deviant Oral-Motor Behaviorp. 116
Radiologic Examination in the Dysphagic Childp. 120
Oral-Motor Evaluation of the Speaking Childp. 122
Assessment of Speech Production Subsystems in Childhood Dysarthriap. 123
Cognitive-Linguistic Assessmentp. 131
Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia Assessmentp. 134
7 Issues in speech Management of Childhood Dysarthriap. 141
Introductionp. 141
Prespeech Oral-Motor Training and Early Interventionp. 142
Later Oral-Motor Managementp. 146
Technology in Childhood Dysarthriap. 150
8 Therapy for Childhood Motor Speech Disabilityp. 162
A Subsystems Approach to the Management of the Childhood Dysarthriasp. 163
Respiratory Dysfunctionp. 164
Laryngeal Dysfunctionp. 169
Velopharyngeal Dysfunctionp. 172
Articulatory Muscle Dysfunctionp. 176
Management of Developmental Verbal Dyspraxiap. 181
Indexp. 193