From the Back Cover
Counseling in Audiologic Practice is designed to guide students and practicing audiologists in the mastery of counseling skills to meet the needs of patients and families suffering from hearing loss.
This text examines the range of emotions experienced by parents following the diagnosis of pediatric hearing loss as well as the less recognized emotional impact accompanying adult hearing loss. Discussion based upon counseling theory reveals the variety of dynamics within audiologists' interactions with patients to help clinicians more completely address the personal adjustment/support counseling needs of individuals, families, and groups as well as those approaching audiologic services from within the context of a culturally divergent background.
- Clearly identified learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter emphasize key elements to be learned from the chapter.
- Chapter opening vignettes set the tone for the information to follow within a given chapter.
- Tables and illustrations throughout text summarize and highlight discussion.
- Vignettes throughout each chapter illustrate key points with real life examples.
- Summary questions at the end of each chapter provide means for review and test of material covered.
- Exercises at the end of each chapter help to develop key counselor attributes and skills.
- Appendicies at the end of text provide readily available information and handouts for clinical use.
- Counseling Growth Checklist final appendix allows students and clinical supervisors to monitor the development of audiologic counseling skills within a clinical environment.
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