We recently asked Ann W. Kummer, author of Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Conditions: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management, Fourth Edition, for her expertise in diagnosing a nasal emission.
What prompted you to originally write Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Conditions: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management?
AK: In 1998, I started teaching the Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Course at the University of Cincinnati. As I was preparing my PowerPoints, test bank, and lectures, I was frustrated because the only textbook available simply focused on theories and research studies and was not clinically focused; therefore, not suitable for my students. Because I am a passionate clinician and have a great deal of practical clinical experience with this population, I decided to write a practical book for students and practicing clinicians alike. My goal was and continues to be, sharing with students what I had learned through years of experience working in the clinics exclusively with patients with cleft palate and craniofacial conditions.
How have you seen the field grow and change during your time as Senior Director, Division of Speech-Language Pathology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center?
Fundamentals of Audiology for the Speech-Language Pathologist, Second Edition is specifically written for the speech-language pathologist working with hearing impaired populations. This accessible text incorporates the expertise of audiologists along with the knowledge and experience of speech-language pathologists.
SECOND EDITION UPDATES
• NEW chapter on Audiological Diagnoses, Etiologies, and Treatment Considerations
• NEW chapter on Audiological Screening, including instructions for young children and difficult to test populations
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Join us for a Discussion of Contemporary Clinical Aphasiology:
Wednesday, March 1st 2PM EST
Hear from authors and experts Patrick Coppens, PhD, CCC-SLP and Janet Patterson, PhD, CCC-SLP as they discuss important clinical issues in aphasia rehabilitation. The speakers will provide a broad overview of current, evidence-based clinical thinking on a variety of topic areas, as well as advice and examples for implementation in clinical practice. Several treatment components will be discussed, with special focus on Generalization and Treatment Intensity. This webinar is an ideal learning opportunity for clinicians, instructors and students.
There’s no question that speech-language pathologists and audiologists collaborate with a number of counterparts when working to treat their patients. They work together in schools with teachers, parents, and administrators to create and implement treatment plans for their clients. In hospitals and private facilities, they work together with staff, physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, and many others. In fact, it’s rare when a healthcare professional works alone with a patient. Why is this? One reason is growing evidence showing that interprofessional practice (IPP) is linked to improved patient outcomes, which is a top priority of any health professional.