The manuals below are my favorite reference books on speech-language pathology that provided me with a foundation while I was in school. Even after graduation, these two manuals continue to be reference guides that are beneficial as I grow in my career.
On the left is “The Assessment in Speech-Language Pathology: A Resource Manual,” third edition by Kenneth G. Shipley & Julie G. McAfee and on the right is “Treatment Resource Manual for Speech-Language Pathology,” third edition by Froma P. Roth & Colleen K. Worthington.
I have used the Assessment book so much that I had to transfer the pages and cover over to a notebook because the book was falling apart. The fourth editions of both manuals are published now and I am not sure of the major differences between them because I do not have those editions.
Books for speech-language pathology school are expensive just like any other school. But, I would highly recommend keeping these two in your resource library and not to sell these back because they can be very useful as you grow your career as a speech-language pathologist.
Below are the top ten reasons why I love both of these speech-language pathology books and why students should consider grabbing a copy of these manuals.
Assessment in Speech-Language Pathology: A Resource Manual, 3rd Edition written by Kenneth G. Shipley and Julie G. McAfee
- Provides a great foundation for assessment in the field of speech-language pathology
- Discusses different topics (i.e. language articulation, voice), settings and populations (children, adolescents, adults)
- Great clinical forms that you can copy and use during therapy
- The clinical forms are also provided in a complimentary CD
- Assessment procedures and report samples for common speech and language disorders
- Easy to understand
- Functional information
- Pictures and diagrams are colorful
- All-in-one assessment resource
- Practical to use during speech-language pathology school and in career
Treatment Resource Manual for Speech-Language Pathology, 3rd Edition written by Froma P. Roth and Colleen K. Worthington
- Provides a great foundation for treatment in the field of speech-language pathology
- A resource filled with ideas, age appropriate goals, helpful tips, and detailed descriptions
- Example client profiles with corresponding activities and additional resources related to the activities to use with the client
- Easy to understand, well written resource
- Clinical forms provided to copy
- Functional information
- All-in-one treatment resource
- Practical to use during school and in career
- Great tables (i.e. multicultural tables, international phonetic alphabet symbols)
- Goal writing, SOAP notes and IEP information
For the free book preview on Google Books of the “Assessment Manual”, click here.
There is no free preview for “Treatment Manual.”
Google Books is a great resource to find free previews of speech-language pathology textbooks and books in general. Full preview of the entire book can be found at times. It depends on the book. To help and guide you while completing your speech-language pathology education, Google Books provides suggestions of websites where you can find the book to buy as well.
In the comment box below, feel free to let me know what you like about these manuals. If you have the latest editions, what do you like about them?
About the Author: Jourdan Saunders M.S., CCC-SLP is a contract Speech Language Pathologist for EBS Healthcare and is the creator of the website Futureslps.com.
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