Communication Disorders

L. S. DeThorne, J. A. Hengst, M. B. Hamilton

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This article offers an introduction to the field of communication sciences and disorders and provides basic information regarding the behavioral profiles of hearing, speech, and language disorders. In addition, the article addresses the etiology and outcomes associated with communication disorders and points to the importance of future work that embraces social approaches to assessment and intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Mental Health
EditorsHoward S Friedman
PublisherAcademic Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780123970459
ISBN (Print)9780123977533
StatePublished - 2016


  • Communication
  • Communication differences
  • Communication disorders
  • Hearing
  • Hearing disorders
  • Language
  • Language disorders
  • Social approaches
  • Speech
  • Speech disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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