By Robert West, Merle Ansberry, and Anna Carr. Third edition. Price, $7.50. Pp. 676, with 53 illustrations. Harper & Brothers, 49 E. 33d St., New York 16, 1957.
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Changes in the field of speech correction as a result of increasing interest and constant research explain the necessity for a third edition of this well-respected textbook in speech pathology (first edition, 1937).
In Book One, Dr. West discusses the pathology of speech and the rationale of its rehabilitation. His first two chapters, "The Neurophysiological Mechanism for Speech Production" and "The Normal vs. the Abnormal" lay the necessary foundation of ideas, facts, and principles for understanding succeeding chapters. He then devotes a chapter to critical examination of each of the following problems: dysphonia, dysarthrias, aphasia, dyslalias, the deaf and the hard-of-hearing, stuttering, secondary disorders of speech, and Mongolism.
Book Two, titled "Remedial Principles," was written by Merle Ansberry and Anna Carr. Here techniques of rehabilitation for the various defects of speech are discussed in detail, with many suggestions for specific exercises.
The fifty-five page glossary near the end of the
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