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January 12, 1957

Speech Disorders: Principles and Practices of Therapy

JAMA. 1957;163(2):156. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970370070022

The opening chapters of this book describe in detail the structures used in normal speech, their development, the many different points at which their operation can be disturbed, and the consequences of such speech disturbances in the growing child. Two chapters deal with the testing and the training of children retarded in speech; another chapter deals with the correction of articulation in older children and adults. There are two chapters on voice disorders, three on stuttering, and six dealing with cleft palate, cerebral palsy, aphasia in adults, congenital aphasia in children, and impairments of hearing. Each is soundly based on physics, anatomy, and neurophysiology. A wealth of materials for use in testing and teaching is given. They will be appreciated by anyone who has witnessed the efforts of a handicapped child to make himself understood. Some difficult cases are analyzed. The illustrative diagrams are excellent, valuable bibliographic material is given

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