A case-based approach to communication disorders that emphasizes individuals' unique treatment needs. This pioneering first edition case-based text presents a person-centered approach to a variety of speech, language, and hearing problems in individual patients of all backgrounds and ages. Each case, which profiles unique client traits as well as representative clinical patterns, inspires opportunities for the integration of course information with facilitating clinical application - and brings the clinical process to life. Organized by client age and disorder category, Communication Disorders: A Case Based Approach emphasizes the unique experiences and perspectives of a number of experts and master clinicians. Every case follows a systematic organizational framework that considers the relevant facts and values and beliefs of those involved. Each chapter includes a summary of conceptual knowledge areas important to an understanding of the case, a detailed case description, treatment options, and current references. Inclusive and comprehensive, this book provides a foundation to inspire future clinicians to participate in and contribute to the communication sciences.