Language and Communication Disorders in Children (5th Edition)

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9780205336357: Language and Communication Disorders in Children (5th Edition)

The fifth edition of Language and Communication Disorders in Children is a major revision that focuses on the area of language to explain different kinds of developmental disabilities in children. This fifth edition is a substantially revised introduction to the dynamic areas of speech-language pathology and special education. It focuses on the ways children learn language and the ways to help children who struggle with it. The authors present the material with the knowledge that the study of children's language and communication disorders will challenge students to apply theories of child development, speech and hearing science, and language development and disorders for the rewarding experience of providing language intervention to communicatively disordered children.

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The sixth edition of this best-selling introduction to language disorders text has been substantially revised to bring about the most current information on the dynamic areas of speech-language pathology and special education. It’s keenly focused on the ways in which children learn language and how to help those who struggle with it, and on the area of language to explain different kinds of developmental disabilities in children. Comprehensive yet highly readable, containing theory and practical applications, the text offers students a rewarding experience in learning how to provide language intervention to communicatively disordered children.

 

Highlights of the text:

  • A new reorganization of chapters in the sixth edition including: Preschool Language Impair ment (Chapter 4); Understanding the Nature and Scope of Language Learning Disability (Chapter 5); The Role of the SLP (Chapter 9); Making Sense of Language Learning Disability (Chapter 11).
  • Case studies infused within and at the end of each chapter offer the student clinical applications, preparing them for work in the field.
  • Evidence-based assessment strategies, including curriculum-based assessment and response to intervention (RTI), as well as dynamic assessment and integrated intervention.
  • Introduces “Best Practices” in early language intervention, emphasizing collaborative and family-centered approaches.
  • Highlights legislative influences on the delivery of services to infants, toddlers, preschool, and school-aged populations.

 

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