Language Disorders Across the Lifespan

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9781565939776: Language Disorders Across the Lifespan

This powerful introductory textbook provides students with a solid, basic understanding of language disorders in children and adults. A wide variety of pediatric and adult communication differences, delays and disorders are presented from a casual perspective, as well as various assessment and treatment techniques. Differences related to multicultural aspects of language and communication are incorporated into the text, as well as delays and disorders related to developmental language deficits, language-learning disabilities, reading disorders, ADD/ADHD, aphasia, Alzheimer's, dementia and traumatic brain injury.

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Betsy Partin Vinson is a clinical associate professor at the University of Florida where she teaches the undergraduate Introduction to Language Disorders course, the graduate level Diagnostics course, and a variety of graduate electives including pediatric dysphagia and counseling. She earned her Master of Medical Science degree in 1976 from Emory University. Before joining the faculty at UF in 1985, she worked in a state facility for handicapped individuals, and at a public school for the mentally and/or physically challenged.

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"Dr. Vinson has a done a fine job of tackling a huge area (language disorders) and summarizing it in a manner that is accessible to undergraduate students. This book is a must for any introductory class covering language disorders from birth to old age."Jacqueline S. Laures-Gore, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Professor, Georgia State University

"This book is a valuable resource for language disorders courses. It provides a wealth of detailed information on preschool, school age, adolescent and adult language disorders. The text is clear and well organized. Important points are presented in tables and figures. The book leads readers to many additional valuable resources."Monica Gordon Pershey, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Professor and Program Director, Speech and Hearing Program, Department of Health Sciences, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

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