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January 1958

Speech Disorders—Principles and Practice of Therapy.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1958;67(1):125-126. doi:10.1001/archotol.1958.00730010129027

This book is intended primarily to be used as a text "for a fundamental course in speech correction entailing six to eight semester hours of credit." The authors add, "We hope, of course, that doctors, nurses, psychologists, and parents of speech-handicapped children will find it a valuable source-book." The point of view of this book is expressed by the authors in this statement: "We present with equal emphasis the physiological and psychological bases of speech deviations, keeping in mind that therapy must be centered in the person, not in the symptom."

In this reviewer's opinion, this book more than meets its purported objectives. It is comprehensive in scope, including a section on esophageal speech; it is thorough in its coverage of each area, revealing an extensive review of the literature as well as insightful clinical experience, and it is written in a very clear style yet always at

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