Communication disorders

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

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This article offers a brief historical context and general overview of the field of communication sciences and disorders. Specifically, it provides basic information regarding the field's contributions to differential diagnosis of hearing, speech, and language disorders and summarizes standard intervention principles and practices. In addition, the article highlights the shifting nature of the field as it embraces theoretical, technological, and social change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Mental Health, Third Edition
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1-3
ISBN (Electronic)9780323914987
ISBN (Print)9780323914970
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023


  • Biopsychosocial framework
  • Communication
  • Communication disorders
  • Cultural-linguistic differences
  • Hearing
  • Hearing disorders
  • Language
  • Language disorders
  • Social approaches
  • Speech
  • Speech disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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