Fundamentals of Electronics for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists by Franklin H. Silverman

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Speech-language pathologists and audiologists are increasingly being expected to incorporate technology, through computers and augmentative communication devices, into their clinical practice. To be able to do so competently, they need to understand -- at least intuitively -- how the instrumentation they are expected to use functions. Without such knowledge, they are less likely to use it in a safe, effective manner and to the benefit of their clients. This book not only helps "technophobic" practitioners feel comfortable utilizing instrumentation in a clinical setting, but is also an invaluable tool in helping them use it effectively enough to satisfy the requirement of the American Speech-Hearing Association (ASHA) Ethical Code. This book provides basic knowledge of the underlying principles of instrumentation, focusing on its use in clinical settings. The information on electronics helps readers understand the functioning of electronic circuits and devices and to feel comfortable using them clinically. It includes instructions on how to perform basic maintenance tasks on clinical instrumentation and how to troubleshoot malfunctions if they occur. It also explains how to connect components of clinical instruments to each other appropriately and to make and repair the cables used for connection. The author stresses the importance of safety throughout the book. Speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and professors.
 

About Franklin H. Silverman

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Silverman is Professor of Speech Pathology at Marquette University and Clinical Professor of Rehabilitatiion Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
 
Published July 23, 1998 by Allyn & Bacon. 192 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction