Handbook of Research on Psychosocial Perspectives of Human Communication Disorders

Handbook of Research on Psychosocial Perspectives of Human Communication Disorders

Sanjeev Kumar Gupta (All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, India) and Srinivasan Venkatesan (All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, India)
Release Date: June, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 465
ISBN13: 9781522549550|ISBN10: 1522549552|EISBN13: 9781522549567|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4955-0


Communication is a key component of everyday life, but what happens when an individual is faced with a communication disorder? Today, the prevalence of individuals with communication disorders has increased substantially. However, many of these ailments are poorly understood, and medical professionals often lack the training and research necessary to manage and treat these individuals.

The Handbook of Research on Psychosocial Perspectives of Human Communication Disorders is a critical scholarly resource that covers needs-based issues pertaining to the assessment and management of communication disorders. It provides the latest research on the importance of early identification, as well as prevention and intervention practices to promote healthy cognitive, speech, language, motor, social, and emotional development. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as speech therapy for children, behavior therapy, and communication disorders, this book is a vital reference source for clinical psychologists, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, special education teachers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, physiatrists, otolaryngologists, and neurologists.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Communication Disorders
  • Functional Aphonia
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Psychosocial Issues
  • Psychotherapy
  • Social Exclusion

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Sanjeev Kumar Gupta is currently working as a Clinical Psychologist (Clinician and Researcher) at All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, India. He has completed MPhil in Medical and Social Psychology from the Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi, PhD in Psychology from the University of Mysore and has more than 10 years of experience in the field of Clinical Psychology. His areas of interest include child and adolescent mental health, executive function training, cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness meditation, telerehabilitation, stuttering, neurodevelopmental disorders, and cognitive electrophysiology. He has edited one book, contributed two chapters in books and published 15 articles in various national and international peer-reviewed journals. He has chaired scientific sessions and presented several research papers both at national and international conferences. He has also conducted several workshops/symposiums and training programs for professionals, parents and caregivers of children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
Srinivasan Venkatesan is Professor and Head, Department of Clinical Psychology, AIISH, Mysore, Karnataka. He has earlier served at NIMH, Secunderabad-Hyderabad. He has authored 26 books, contributed 24 chapters in books, another 35 varieties of technical literature, and published 135 research papers, served as resource person for workshops for different target groups. He has completed projects through collaboration with national/international agencies, guided students for Ph.D., been on editorial board for journals and peer-reviewed research articles, presented papers in conferences and served as an examiner for adjudication of doctoral theses. Consistently a first class and university rank holder from school to pre-doctoral courses at NIMHANS, Bangalore, 1987; he was awarded the doctorate in 1993. A Fellow of the Society for Advanced Studies in Medical Sciences, New Delhi, in psychiatry, he was decorated with Gold Medal by the former President of India, Sri Giani Zail Singh in 1994; NN Sen Memorial Award for ‘Best Research Paper’ by Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists in 2002; ‘Psycho Oration Award’ in January 2009, and Prof. Anima Sen Memorial Award in 2012.