Anatomy & Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing Reviews




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  1. K. Piper-Fangman says:
    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Textbook, CDs not Mac compatible, September 1, 2009
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    K. Piper-Fangman (Yuma, Az) –
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    I am just barely begining to use this textbook in my speech pathology courses, but I do have one major complaint. The software, Anatesse, and studywares are not mac compatible. I was able to get the studywares cd to work on my mac by testing it out on a trial version of crossover mac, but the anatesse only shows the uninstall file….. Very annoying. No where on any of the info does it say what operating system is required. In addition on of my classmates is having issues running it on vista as well…. Fortunatly Seikel the main author is the head of the department I am in so I will be able to complain to someone…..

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  2. Jose Brito says:
    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A wonderful, scientific voyage, October 9, 2006
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    Jose Brito (Venezuela) –
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    This book offers a broad coverage of the underlying structures and processes of speech. Beyond a primitive stage, man is unique in his ability to convey information by using his voice. And he has developed this ability from systems designed for more vital goals (eg., respiration and nutrition). In this respect, the work by Seikel, King and Drumright proves a great resource for studying the entire apparatus involved in voice production and perception, specifically the systems of respiration (energy source), phonation (voicing), articulation and resonation filtering), mastication and deglution, hearing, and neural. Furthermore, it includes several appendices for quick access to anatomical terms, morphology of terms, muscles, sensors and nerves, and a review of pathologies affecting production of voice. What I liked the most about the book is that you are systematically guided through all the germane systems, and when pertinent, the book provides references for deeper understanding of the material. Besides, after you have read sufficient content, the book shows summaries for reinforcement of the learnt concepts. Also, there are clinical notes distributed throughout the text, with germane discussions (related processes, pathologies, etc.). And every chapter has a set of questions for assessment of your understanding (do not worry, answers are included!).

    If you are concretelly focused on speech production, this book is a gold mine. They review the Source-Filter theory of speech production, and you can somewhat independently approach the excitation source and the filter (“shaping” of the source signal in the supraglottal airways). There is also an interesting discussion of the Central Control Theory and the Action Theory Model for coordinated articulation. Naturally, you will be presented a detailed list of muscles, and the qualitative effects of their contraction. Additionally, the CD-ROM includes the Anatesse software, useful for additional review of the subjects, and for self evaluation too! And finally, this is not your typical, dry textbook. On the contrary, it’s a completely friendly, fun and professional intellectual product. Fully recommended.

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  3. Ebony Brown "ERB" says:
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great book, Great CD, January 3, 2007
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    Ebony Brown “ERB” (Los Angeles, CA) –
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    This book helped me to get a great grade in my class. The diagrams and illustrations are very helpful. The CD-Rom is extremely helpful since it has color illustrations and quizzes in each section. I really advise all users to utilize the CD-Rom!

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