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New Book

The Handbook of Genetic Communicative Disorders

Clinically relevant, empirically sound, & eminently readable

EDITOR: Sanford E. Gerber
PUBLISHER: Academic Press
IBSN: 0122806050
US PRICE: $89.95

The Handbook of Genetic Communicative Disorders is the only book to consider the genetics of communicative disorders from a broad perspective. It examines genetics, embryology, and epidemiology, along with the study of hearing, speech, and language disorders. It also introduces a review of issues relevant to genetic counseling and ethics. It is a unique and comprehensive work edited by a master clinician and filled with articles written by contributors who are the leading experts in their respective disciplines.


Dr. Sanford E. Gerber is a former visiting professor in the department of communication disorders at Eastern Washington University, as well as a former adjunct professor of speech and hearing sciences at Washington State University, and an emeritus professor of speech and hearing sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara. 

Dr. Gerber has received a variety of awards over the years, most notably, a diploma "honoris causa" from the Bohemian Medical Association J.E. Purkyne, and he is a correspondiente extranjero of the Mexican Society of Audiology and Phoniatrics. Dr. Gerber is the author or editor of 13 books and more than 150 articles, most of them dealing with communication in the very youngest people. He has lectured in numerous countries, among them The Netherlands, England, Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina, and Ecuador.


"Without a doubt, the single area in which practicing clinicians lack current and clinically relevant training and information is genetics, and more specifically the role of genetics in communicative disorders. Over the past 15 years, I have noted this to be the case in my interactions with audiences throughout the United States and around the world.

The question I regularly received from practicing clinicians is 'Can you help me find a readable book on genetics, one that contains information that I can put into practice right away?' Up to this time, there was no single source I could refer them to. You now hold the answer in you hands. Clinically relevant, empirically sound, and eminently readable is how I would describe the information contained in The Handbook of Genetic Communicative Disorders."

- Louis Rossetti, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh 

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