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Why do we gesture when we speak? The Cognitive Psychology of Speech-Related Gesture offers answers to this question while introducing readers to the huge interdisciplinary field of gesture. Drawing on ideas from cognitive psychology, this book highlights key debates in gesture research alongside advocating new approaches to conventional thinking. Beginning...
Two leading speech therapists in the field explain what voice and communication therapy can offer transgender and non-binary individuals and the interventions used. Each chapter features narratives of individuals transitioning, giving an account of their experience transferring voice and communication skills from the clinic to the real world.
This book addresses multilingual interaction in ethnoculturally diverse care and healthcare encounters involving people with dementia. It analyses the practices and actions used by interlocutors to facilitate mutual understanding, enhance social relations and assure optimal care and treatment, in spite of language and cognitive difficulties.
This is the first book to present yogic practices and resources for enhancing speech-language development in young children from birth through to age 12. With easy-to-carry out exercises and demonstrative illustrations throughout, this innovative approach can be used to improve a range of speech-language issues.
Prosody Intervention for High-Functioning Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Enhancing Communication and Social Engagement Through Voice, Rhythm, and Pitch
By Larry Harris
When making the transition from education to the workplace, young people with ASD can find their opportunities limited by their impaired prosody. With more resourcing now focused on transition programming for young people with ASD, this book offers an alternative therapy-by identifying the physical sensations of communication-to professionals.
Suitable for those who need to understand, assess or manage selective mutism, this practical manual is grounded in behavioural psychology and anxiety management and draws on relevant research findings as well as the authors' extensive clinical experience. It includes fresh material for adolescents and adults.
Deaf People and Society incorporates multiple perspectives related to the topics of psychology, education, and sociology, including the viewpoints of deaf adults themselves. In doing so, it considers the implications of what it means to be deaf or hard of hearing and how deaf adults' lives are impacted by decisions...