Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2010-09-14
  • Publisher: Wiley
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The essential, up-to-date guide for helping children with language and listening problems

Does your child have trouble getting the right words out, following directions, or being understood? In this revised new edition of Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems, speech-language pathologist Patricia Hamaguchi-who has been helping children overcome problems like these for more than thirty years-answers your questions to help you determine what's best for your child. This newest edition:

-Expands on speech and articulation issues affecting toddlers

-Includes a new chapter on socially "quirky" children

-Explains how to get the right help for your child, including when to wait before seeking help, how to find the right specialist, and how the problem may affect your child academically, socially, and at home

-Covers major revisions in educational laws and programs and insurance coverage as well as current information on new interventions and cutting-edge research in the field

-Updates information on autism spectrum disorders, neurobiological disorders, and auditory processing disorders

"Provides valuable information for parents of children with speech, language, and listening problems."-Sandra C. Holley, Ph.D., Former President, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (on the Second Edition)

More than 1.1 million children receive special education services each year to address speech and language problems, and many others struggle with language and listening to some degree. If your child is one of them, this book gives you the crucial and up-to-date guidance you need to help him or her both in school and at home.

It includes the following:

-A complete description of all major communication disorders: what to look for, how therapy would be carried out, and what you can do at home to help

-Help with navigating the evaluation process, understanding report jargon, and acclimating to special education

-Updated details about new interventions and cutting-edge research in the field

-Expanded information about autism spectrum disorders, neurobiological disorders, and auditory processing disorders

-A new chapter on social language skills, play concerns, and quirky behaviors

Author Biography

PATRICIA McALEER HAMAGUCHI, M.A., CCC-SLP, holds a master's degree in speech-language pathology and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for nearly thirty years and has written several books on related topics. She has a private practice in Cupertino, California, and resides nearby with her husband and two children.

Table of Contents

What You Should Know and How to Get Help
Speech, Language, and Listening: How They Develop
What Is Speech?
What Is Language?
What Is Listening?
How Do Children Learn to Communicate?
Speech, Language, and Listening Milestones
Does Your Child Need Help?
The Warning Signs
When to Get Help
Warning Signs to Look For
Having Your Child Evaluated
Who to See
Where to Go
The Evaluation
Special Considerations: Testing Infants and Preschoolers
After the Evaluation: Understanding Report Jargon and the IEP
The Numbers Used to Measure Performance
What Happens after the Evaluation?
Options for Speech and Language Therapy
Speech, Language, and Listening
Understanding Speech Problems
Common Pronunciation Problems
Common Voice Problems
Understanding Language Problems
Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Delayed Speech or Language
When Learning New Words Comes Slowly: Vocabulary Problems
The "Him Not Talkin' Right" Child: Morophological and Syntax Problems
The "Whatchamacallit, um, Thing Over There" Child: A Word Retrieval Problem
The "I Don't Know How to Explain It" Child: Sequencing, Referential, and Divergent Language Problems
Understanding Listening Problems
The "What? Did You Say Something?" Child: A Central Auditory Processing Problem
The "I Forgot What You Said" Child: An Auditory Memory Problem
The "I Don't Understand What I'm Supposed to Do" Child: A Language Processing Problem
Causes and Conditions
Common Causes of Speech, Language, and Listening Problems
Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Impairment, and Other Special Conditions
Suggested Reading
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FABULOUS BOOK! May 11, 2011
I love this textbook. It's an "easy read" and it has helped me understand my son much better. The textbook lists examples of situations that children with certain disorders/conditions experience (a light bulb went off for me, it was so important to understand how the condition affects my child's experiences), and also provides suggestions for helping the parent and teacher work more effectively with the child are included. I highly recommend it to anyone struggling with this abstract world that is so important to the success of their child.
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