What are the best books for speech language pathologists?

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    #1The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is a book by Jean-Dominique Bauby. It was originally published in French with the title Le Scaphandre et le Papillon. It is a memoir of Bauby who suffered a stroke that left him with locked-in syndrome.

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    Randy Washington
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "If you want to read a powerful book that truly shows the determination of the human spirit, look no further. Jean-Dominique Bauby was a normal person till he has a rare type of stroke that left him in a coma for 20 days. After he woke up, he found that his body did not work any longer, but his mind and his left eye were unaffected. Through eye movement selecting letters or words, he wrote this book about his life. This book will literally change your soul. A truly amazing work."
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    #2Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's

    Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's

    Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's is a book by John Elder Robison. It was first published in 2007 and chronicles Robison's life with Asperger syndrome. It was nominated for the Lincoln Award in 2010.

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    Sanvi Powar
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This is a book specifically about Asperger's Syndrome. If that is your field of interest, you will likely find this book helpful and insightful. While it touches on subjects relevant to speech/language pathologists, it is not about that topic specifically."
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    #3Out of My Mind

    Out of My Mind

    Out of My Mind is a bestselling children's book by Sharon M. Draper. It tells the story of Melody Brooks, a ten-year-old girl with cerebral palsy. Melody overcomes her challenges and proves to everyone that she is capable of great things.

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    Helen Stevens
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I found this a very motivational story about a young girl overcoming communication issues due to her Cerebral Palsy. Saying that, I would not find it a good reference for speech language pathologists, since she learned to communicate via a keyboard."
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    #4Ghost Boy

    Ghost Boy

    Ghost Boy: My Miraculous Escape from a Life Locked Inside My Own Body is a book by Martin Pistorius and Megan Lloyd Davies. It was first published in 2011 and focuses on the story of Martin Pistorius who had locked-in syndrome.

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    Linda Wallace
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Ghost Boy is an excellent resource for a speech language pathologist to read to get a better understanding of some language barriers patients face. That such a book even exists is amazing, it teaches us that we have so much to learn about the human condition."
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    #5Where is the Mango Princess? A Journey Back from Brain Injury

    Where is the Mango Princess? A Journey Back from Brain Injury
    Where is the Mango Princess? A Journey Back from Brain Injury is a book by Cathy Crimmins. Originally published in 2000 by Vintage, it is a personal narrative of the author's experience focusing on the effects of traumatic brain injury.
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    Carolina Hidalgo
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Overall, I don't really think that this would be a good fit for speech language pathologists. However, I do think that it is aimed towards it. This is a novel. I think a best book would be is a book that is full of medical information in order to help pathologists. "
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    #6Paperboy

    Paperboy

    Paperboy is a young adult novel written by Vince Vawter. Originally published in 2013 by Delacorte Press, it won the Newbery Medal Honor Book in 2014. It focuses on the author's experiences of having a speech impediment.

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    #7Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism | Now an Award-Winning Motion Picture (Digital Picture Book)

    Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism | Now an Award-Winning Motion Picture (Digital Picture Book)

    Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism is a book by Ron Suskind. Originally published in 2014 by Kingswell, it provides the author's personal narrative that focuses on raising an austitic son.

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    Gabriel Caballero
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The solution and the explanation almost mirror each other. I had to actually google speech language pathologist to refresh my memory that in fact, having that profession goes much further then just autism. Many people have speech impediments that have nothing to do with autism. "
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    #8Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

    Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

    Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend is a novel written by Matthew Dicks. Originally published in 2012 by St. Martin's Press, it focuses on an imaginary friend named Budo as he watches over Max, a child suspected to have an Asperger's Syndrome.

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    Mariana Leal
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend will take you on a beautiful and thrilling journey. The story of Max and Bubo will captivate you and you will not be able to put it down. If you ever wanted to know more about imaginary friends and coping mechanisms this is the book for you. This is a must read book!"
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    #9Mockingbird

    Mockingbird
    Mockingbird is a young-adult novel written Kathryn Erskine. Originally published in 2010, it follows the story of a girl with girl with Asperger syndrome. It won the 2010 U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature
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    Hao Feng
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Mockingbird Is a terrible solution for best books for speech language pathologists, because it has nothing to do with speech language pathologists."
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    #10Wonder

    Wonder
    Wonder is a book by R.J Palacio that tells the story of a kid with a facial difference who will bravely face the world and the challenges it gives him. With the help of his supporting parents, he will be able to embrace his real self.
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    John Schneider
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "First - Parents need to know that Wonder is about young boy, August Pullman, who has a congenital facial abnormality who has to cope with a range of reactions to his unusual appearance. Some kids use hateful language, and some people suggest that Auggie is mentally deficient. However, goodness wins out, and readers should find it inspiring and uplifting. Author R.J. Palacio writes the book in multiple voices -- Auggie's, some of his friends', his sister's -- and the different points of view are mostly very well-realized and show the inner feelings of the different characters. Wonder by RJ Palacio was astonishing! I think the book was for grades fifth-eighth grade, and adults would like it. This book can teach many different lessons. The one that stood out to me was not to judge by the way someone looked but by the inner character of that person. It is one of the most moving books I have read in a long time, and I am still pretty amazed at how the author wove so much complexity into a story for middle schoolers.Take home messages included, you can count on your parents even if things get tough, sometimes people make mistakes and deserve second chances, sometimes you just have to suck it up and endure and most importantly, in general, things change over time. "
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    #11Anatomy and Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing

    Anatomy and Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing

    Anatomy and Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing is a non-fiction book by J. Anthony Seikel, Douglas W. King, and David G. Drumright. First published in 1997, it is a textbook package for students in the speech and hearing sciences.

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    Bryan Medina
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "even though it's not listed amongst the top 28 books in this category and neither has an impressive rating but a comment says about it "I got an A+ in my Anatomy & Physiology of speech and hearing class because of this book. Excellent resource for the future speech pathologist." also giving it a great book and five stars rating."
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    #12Management of Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adults

    Management of Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adults

    Management of Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adults is a non-fiction book by Kathryn M. Yorkston. First published in 1999, it focuses on how to improve clinical decision makings based on neuropathology.

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    Raymond Weaver
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "My wife works with children as a speech language pathologists and I am always looking for books or other things to inspire her. I searched for the best books for speech language pathologists to give her some ideas to help with her work I recently stumbled upon "Management of Motor Speech Disorders in Children and Adults". I was impressed with a quick flip through so I told her to give it a try. After reading it for a couple of days I have found that she completely loves the book, and how it helps give her a new approach to her work. This is something that she will definitely continue to consult from here on out."
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    #13Understanding Syntax

    Understanding Syntax

    Understanding Syntax is a non-fiction book written by Maggie Tallerman. It was first published in 1998 and provides an introduction to the syntax of human languages.

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    Carl Bates
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I had to read this for a college course and wound up referring to it constantly. Very good explanation of some advanced concepts from someone that obviously has lots of experience in the field."
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    #14Cleft Palate & Craniofacial Anomalies: Effects on Speech and Resonance

    Cleft Palate & Craniofacial Anomalies: Effects on Speech and Resonance

    Cleft Palate & Craniofacial Anomalies: Effects on Speech and Resonance is a non-fiction book by Ann W. Kummer. It was first published in 2001 and focuses on the oral and facial anomalies with respect to speech and resonance impediments.

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    Jordan Sims
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Interesting materiel, although I wasn't sure how much the content is accurate since this is a specialized book in a very specialized field. The writing style was interesting, and didn't make me doze off though. "
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    #15Language Intervention Strategies in Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders

    Language Intervention Strategies in Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders
    Language Intervention Strategies in Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders is a non-fiction book by Roberta Chapey. First published in 2001, it focuses on speech therapy and rehabilitation and recovery of aphasia patients.
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    Denise Reid
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "My friend's daughter is studying to become a speech therapist, and she recommends this book for anyone who wants to learn more about speech disorders. It has lots of research and important information."
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    #16Language Disorders from Infancy Through Adolescence: Assessment and Intervention 3rd Edition

    Language Disorders from Infancy Through Adolescence: Assessment and Intervention 3rd Edition

    Language disorders from infancy through adolescence: Assessment & intervention 3rd Edition is a book by Rhea Paul. The third edition provides a guide for properly assessing childhood language disorders and providing appropriate treatment.

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    Olivia Ellis
    Written on April 28, 2018
    " Provides detailed information on how to implement assessment and intervention procedures in clinical practice. Features such as case studies, clinical vignettes, and suggested projects help readers apply key information to real-life situations. A straightforward writing style makes this book easy to read and understand. More than 250 tables and boxes summarize important information such as dialogue examples, sample assessment plans, assessment and intervention principles, activities, and sample transcripts. Practice exercises with sample transcripts allow readers to practice different methods of analysis. Helpful study guides at the end of each chapter help readers review and apply what they have learned. Communication development milestones are printed on the inside front cover for quick access. Completely updated content includes new research, new techniques, current trends, and new information sources. Features an increased emphasis on evidence-based practice. Chapter objectives have been added to each chapter. Includes additional case studies and vignettes that illustrate practical applications of key concepts. A companion CD-ROM bound in the text offers video clips and suggested projects for each chapter. A detailed list of tables, boxes, and illustrations ― with corresponding page numbers ― is located at the front of the book for quick reference."
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    #17Motor Speech Disorders: Substrates, Differential Diagnosis, and Management 2nd Edition

    Motor Speech Disorders: Substrates, Differential Diagnosis, and Management 2nd Edition
    Motor Speech Disorders: Substrates, Differential Diagnosis, and Management 2nd Edition is a non-fiction book by Joseph R. Duffy. Published in 2005, it provides an evidence-based source on acquired motor speech disorders in adults.
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    Bruce Hunt
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "My professor described Duffy, Aronson, and Brown as the holy trinity of motor speech. As far as I'm concerned, she's 100% correct. It's a great resource and something I frequently review. It's a nice addition to my bookshelf and it's a strong contributor to my clinical knowledge as it pertains to motor speech disorders."

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Best What are the best books for speech language pathologists
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Diving Bell and the ButterflyBooks 23 Paid
2Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger'sBooks 20 Paid
3Out of My MindBooks 20 Paid
4Ghost BoyBooks 19 Paid
5Where is the Mango Princess? A Journey Back from Brain InjuryBooks 18 Paid
6PaperboyBooks 16 Paid
7Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism | Now an Award-Winning Motion Picture (Digital Picture Book)Books 15 Paid
8Memoirs of an Imaginary FriendBooks 14 Paid
9MockingbirdBooks 13 Paid
10WonderBooks 11 Paid
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