A GUIDE TO CLINICAL ASSESSMENT AND PROFESSIONAL REPORT WRITING IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY, 1E not only provides guidance for the often overwhelming process of assessing speech and language disorders but also offers robust diagnostic report writing tools in one user-friendly resource. Organized by disorder, this book is the only one to provide a sample report for each of the major communicative disorders discussed. It also includes a chapter devoted to basic report writing skills and grammar. The assessment aspects of the book offer an in-depth chapter on counseling, a detailed and comprehensive chapter on dysphasia for both pediatric and adult populations, and a clear and practical chapter on assessment of accent. Each chapter is written by experts in their area of communication disorders and provides the following information: background and characteristics of the disorder; parameters for assessment; pertinent interview questions; an inventory and explanation of relevant formal and informal assessment measures in narrative and table format; a section on differential diagnosis to assist in teasing out the specific problem; and a sample case history with assessment tools chosen for that vignette along with rationale for making such selections. All this information is woven into a sample diagnostic report and a similar assignment is provided for practice, making this an ideal resource for ESL learners as well as students preparing for the praxis. Every chapter includes a list of key vocabulary and a glossary to familiarize your students with the professional vernacular relevant for writing diagnostic reports.
The Practitioner's Path in Speech-Language Pathology: The Art of School-Based Practice bridges the gap between theory and practice, evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence, and the science and artistry of speech-language pathology. This book takes a critical look at areas related to wellness, professional development, and growth that can impact the personal self along with the professional self. It examines each area through an overview of inter-disciplinary research in addition to personal narratives illustrating key principles and strategies and offers the reader a professionally balanced perspective. The first section of the book helps us understand the importance of building a foundation for our clinical path through a discussion about scientific and evidence-based principles, different types of knowledge systems, and development of wisdom. The second section of the book helps us understand the importance of supporting our foundation through an introduction to reflection, counsel and care, balance and harmony, growth and detachment. The third section of the book includes chapters that serve as pillars of practice: organizational frameworks, materials and activities, measuring progress, best practices, and the importance of community. The fourth and final section of the book highlights shared vision, clinical expertise, emotional intelligence, leadership trends, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and research dissemination. This book challenges us to consider our own perceptions about the explicit nature of professional practice, and facilitates the development of four attitudes that can have a profound impact on both clinical success and professional satisfaction: a scientific attitude, a therapeutic attitude, a professional attitude, and a leadership attitude. It contains a blend of clinical evidence and research, practitioner views, common sense, philosophical stances, and historical overviews. The Practitioner's Path in Speech-Language Pathology is designed for students and practitioners who are actively involved with the process of knowledge acquisition, and targets issues we encounter along our path to becoming reflective practitioners, as they relate to the excellence behind and scholarship within teaching and learning.Contents Part I. Building Our Path: From Data to Wisdom Chapter 1. Development and Design of Information Chapter 2. Acquisition and Advancement of Knowledge Chapter 3. Obtainment and Orientation of Wisdom Part II. Supporting Our Path: Philosophical Pillars of Practice Chapter 4. Reflection Chapter 5. Counsel and Care Chapter 6. Balance and Harmony Chapter 7. Growth Chapter 8. Detachment Part III. Following Our Path: Guideposts and Stepping Stones Chapter 9. Studying Different Maps Chapter 10. Implementing Materials and Activities Chapter 11. Measuring Progress Chapter 12. Incorporating Good and Best Practices Chapter 13. Working in Community Part IV. Becoming Our Path: Leadership Practices Chapter 14. The Ownership Process Chapter 15. Creation of a Learning Organization Chapter 16. Leadership Within Teaching and Learning Chapter 17. Practice-Based Leadership Conclusion Appendix A. Activity Based Language Experiences (ABLE) Appendix B. Multicultural Activities Appendix C. Diversity Perspective: Self-Assessment Appendix D. Program Effectiveness Appendix E. Technical and Process Intervention Skills Appendix F. Professional Growth Plan Appendix G. Assessing Diversity Aspects of the Hidden Curriculum Appendix H. Observation of Student Behavior as it Reflects Emotional Intelligence Appendix I. The Emotional Competency Questionnaire
Get the most from your study time...and experience a realistic USMLE simulation! Rapid Review Pathology, by Edward F. Goljan, MD, makes it easy for you to master all of the pathology material covered on the USMLE Step 1. It combines an updated outline-format review of key concepts and hundreds of full-color images and margin notes, PLUS more than 400 USMLE-style online questions! Get all the practice you need to succeed on the USMLE!Review all the information you need to know quickly and easily with a user-friendly, two-color outline format that includes High-Yield Margin Notes and Key Points.Practice for the USMLE with the included access to online USMLE sample questions and full rationales.Profit from the guidance of Dr. Edward Goljan, a well-known author of medical review books, who reviewed and edited every question.Visualize key pathologic concepts and conditions with over 1,000 full-color images, completely reviewed and updated for this new edition.Take a timed or practice USMLE™ test, access rationales for why each answer is right or wrong, and link to other Rapid Review books you have purchased online at www.StudentConsult.com.
The latest edition of Diagnostic Pathology: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic has been completely updated, boasting new text, images, and terminology to keep you current with the latest knowledge in the field. Designed for both practicing pathologists and pathologists in training, it boasts a concise, organized format and numerous high-quality images to help you quickly address everyday challenges.New classification/terminology for biliary and pancreatic noninvasive intraductal tubular and papillary lesionsUpdates of variants, immunohistochemical diagnoses, diagnostic criteria, and novel molecular aspects for hepatocellular carcinoma Updates of molecular and immunohistochemical classification of multiple entities, including hepatic adenomasNew grading scheme/terminology for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumorsImmunohistochemical diagnosis of focal nodular hyperplasiaTemplated page layout, bulleted text, and a generous number of high-quality images for point-of-care clinical referenceExpert Consult eBook version included, which allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices
Instantly diagnose 100 of the most commonly seen symptoms in adults and children! "This is a book of lists to help inexperienced healthcare providers hone their skill at progressing from symptoms to a differential diagnosis to treatment decisions. This is a necessary step in a student's development and this book goes a long way in assisting in this process. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service The Common Symptom Guide is the most trusted and easy-to-use reference for quickly and accurately evaluating and treating patients based on presenting symptoms. The Guide includes lists of pertinent questions, physical findings, and differential diagnosis for more than 100 of the most common adult and pediatric symptoms so you can instantly diagnose and treat the complaint. Turn to The Common Symptom Guide for important guidelines on: Patient and family history Physical examination Diagnostic considerations Medications Environmental history Plus... Outstanding indexing and cross-referencing to help you quickly arrive at a diagnosis Increased number of evidence-based medicine references Updated medical information throughout More references to key websites Additional information on the author's website (www.howsyourhealth.org) that provides valuable patient education material
”Our knowledge of human biology doubles every four years.” This makes it nearly impossible for physicians to stay current on the latest research in their own fields let alone in all of the others that directly effect their ability to properly treat their patients. In this new book by Bio Researcher Ray Reynolds you will learn... How heart muscle cells have the ability to stay alive by hibernating when deprived of oxygen. The four nutriants needed to revive them after the coranary artery blockage has been removed. How to utilize minimum effective doses of heart medications to regulate your blood pressure and pulse. The mechanics and symptoms of heart failure. The prescription medication that is 30% more effective than enalapril and will be available in 2015. These are just a few of the proven congestive heart failure healing strategies that Ray Reynolds discuses in his new book “Congestive Heart Failure Recovery”. In it he provides a detailed presentation of the latest research data for preventing and treating heart failure. Heart muscle cells are able to shut down and hibernate for extended periods of time. This allows them to easily survive on the small amount of oxygen that leaks past a coronary artery obstruction until it is removed. Unfortunately afterwards they are usually in a stunted condition that requires very high blood plasma levels of the the proper nutrients to allow them to regain normal function. This book will explain how to provide them with that nutrient rich environment that will return them to normal contractile function. Reynolds is a 66 year old research biologist and lifelong body builder. This is the story of how congestive heart failure turned him into an invalid who could not walk more than twenty feet without gasping for breath and how he completely recovered from that condition in 6 months. An exhaustive list of the common supplements that took him from not being able to walk up a flight of stairs to running up them two steps at a time one week latter is included. This would be enough of a miracle by itself even if he were not currently living at 7,500 feet in the high sierras of southern Peru where there is 17 percent less oxygen per breath. If you have congestive heart failure or know someone who does, the information in this book will be of great help. Granted Ray was in excellent physical condition prior to the heart attack and subsequent congestive heart failure but the research shows that nearly everyone, even people in their 70s who are bed ridden from heart failure show exponential improvement using this simple treatment protocol that a few knowledgeable cardiologists have used for the last 30 years. If you or someone you know is currently suffering from heart failure this book will provide you with the latest research data that you will need to help treat it. Every home library should have a copy Samuel Davis - Editor, Plowboy Publications
The second edition of this pocket book is for use by doctors, senior nurses and other senior health workers who are responsible for the care of young children at the first referral level in developing countries. It presents up-to-date clinical guidelines which are based on a review of the available published evidence by subject experts, for both inpatient and outpatient care in small hospitals where basic laboratory facilities and essential drugs and inexpensive medicines are available. In some settings, these guidelines can be used in the larger health centers where a small number of sick children can be admitted for inpatient care.The guidelines are for use in both inpatient and outpatient care in hospitals with basic laboratory facilities and essential medicines. These guidelines focus on the management of the major causes of childhood mortality in most developing countries, such as newborn problems, pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, meningitis, septicaemia, measles and related conditions, severe acute malnutrition and paediatric HIV/AIDS. It also covers common procedures, patient monitoring and supportive care on the wards and some common surgical conditions that can be managed in small hospitals.
Part of the highly regarded Diagnostic Pathology series, Diagnostic Pathology: Breast, second edition, is a visually stunning, easy-to-use reference covering all aspects of breast pathology. Outstanding images, including gross and microscopic pathology, a wide range of supportive immunohistochemistry, and detailed medical illustrations with numerous examples of morphologic findings, make this an invaluable diagnostic aid for every practicing pathologist, resident, or fellow. This second edition incorporates the most recent clinical, pathological, histological, and molecular knowledge in the field to provide a comprehensive overview of all key issues relevant to today’s practice.Thoroughly updated content throughout, including coverage of new technologies and molecular approaches that are quickly moving out of the laboratory into clinical diagnosis and therapeutic decision making New to this edition: Tips on how to biopsy and send the best block for breast cancer predictive factor testing, updated prognostic assays, updated national guidelines (including HER2 testing) with photos, neoadjuvant treatment, new drugs for HER2-positive cancers, and pattern-based differential diagnosis chapters and guidance on the most helpful IHC antibodies For each anatomical site, you will find CAP cancer staging and specimen handling protocols, plus detailed immunohistochemistry panels to accompany the images High-quality, carefully annotated color images provide clinically and diagnostically important information Fully integrated, searchable, and linked content between differential diagnostic categories is perfectly suited for residents, while new images and outstanding graphics make this text ideal for both residents and practitioners Time-saving reference features include bulleted text, a variety of data tables, key facts in each chapter, annotated images, and an extensive index Expert Consult eBook version included, which allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices
An Advanced Review of Speech-Language Pathology, Second Edition is tailor made for speech-language pathology students preparing to take departmental comprehensive examinations as well as the Praxis Examination in Speech-Language Pathology. In addition, this inclusive book is a terrific teaching tool for university faculty---offering preview outlines, brief introductions, and summaries. Each chapter concludes with test questions in essay and multiple-choice formats. Practitioners will find this book to be an outstanding reference text.