Language Development From Theory to Practice

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/3/2016
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Language Development From Theory to Practice provides a survey of key topics in language development, including research methods, theoretical perspectives, and major language milestones from birth to adolescence and beyond, and language diversity and language disorders. Each chapter bridges language development theory and practice by providing students with a theoretical and scientific foundation to the study of language development. The authors emphasize the relevance of the material to students’ current and future experiences in clinical, educational, and research settings; emphasize multicultural considerations and how they affect language development; focus on using evidence-based practices for making educational and clinical decisions; show the relevance of a multidisciplinary perspective on the theory and practice of language development; and include a number of outstanding pedagogical features to motivate and engage students.


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Table of Contents

Brief Contents

1.         Language Development: An Introduction

2.         Building Blocks of Language

3.         Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Language

4.         The Science and Theory of Language Development

5.         Infancy: Let the Language Achievements Begin

6.         Toddlerhood: Exploring the World and Experimenting with Language

7.         Preschool: Building Literacy on Language

8.         School-Age Years and Beyond: Developing Later Language

9.         Language Diversity

10.       Language Disorders in Children



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