Lee Edward Travis, who has edited as well as contributed to this volume, indicates that this work would not have been possible from the pen of one man; therefore, twenty-seven authorities in the various areas of speech pathology have contributed its thirty-three chapters.
In the preface, Dr. Travis reminds the reader that a speech disorder is a disorder of the person as well as a disorder in the reception and transmission of spoken language. This premise is reflected in the make-up of the book.
The book is divided into four parts. Part I, "Basic Considerations in Speech Pathology," includes discussions of development of speech and incidence of speech disorders, of neurophysiology and acoustics of speech, of necessary instrumentation, and of terminology, as well as methods employed for diagnosis of speech disorders. The glossary of terms frequently used in speech pathology is found in the chapter on terminology and nomenclature. Part