Communication and Communication Disorders: A Clinical Introduction, 3/E Elena M. Plante, The University of Arizona Pelagie M. Beeson, The University of Arizona ISBN-10: 0205532098 The examples of clients that are provided in each chapter are helpful, and may make these disorders more real to students. Linda Shuster, West Virginia University The book is very user-friendly and it includes many good examples. Patricia Mercaitis, University of Massachusetts Amherst The students enjoy it. Ben Munson, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis The Third Edition of Communication and Communication Disorders: A Clinical Introduction provides an introduction to the field of communication disorders that engages students interests in professional practice. The authors include case illustrations, figures, and photographs liberally to illustrate concepts and place them in a clinical context. The chapters maintain a balance between speech, language, and hearing to assure a balanced presentation of the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology. Chapters addressing disorders include information on the scientific basis for understanding each condition, as well as its assessment and treatment. The blend of science and clinical applications provides students with an understanding of normal processes and disorders. Highlights of the Third Edition: Introduces the concept of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) in speech-language pathology and audiology. Includes information on the emergence of literacy in childhood development (Chapter 7) and disorders of reading (Chapters 8 and 9). Contains more clinical cases to illustrate the nature of normal development, disorders, and professional practices. Updated figures and illustrations depict normal and disordered aspects of communication.Elena M. Plante is the author of 'Communication and Communication Disorders: A Clinical Introduction (3rd Edition)', published 2007 under ISBN 9780205532094 and ISBN 0205532098.