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An Introduction to Children with Language Disorders

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Summary

An excellent overview of the characteristics of language disorders in children paired with information on assessments and interventions. #xA0; The fourth edition of An Introduction to Children with Language Disordersprovides readers with an in-depth and comprehensive overview that is unsurpassed in comparable texts. In three parts, this guide to child communication disorders presents the characteristics of common language disorders seen in children, discusses assessments for these disorders, and presents the most current information on language disorder intervention. In addition, this popular text covers topics often left out by similar books, such as special populations of children with language disorders, gifted children, children with other learning disabilities, children with cleft palates, bilingual children, and children with visual impairments.#xA0;

Table of Contents

TABLE  OF CONTENTS

 

PART ONE:   ASPECTS OF NORMAL LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION

Chapter 1:   LANGUAGE AND HUMAN COMMUNICATION:  AN OVERVIEW

COMMUNICATION

            Language

            Speech

            Extralinguistic Aspects of Communication

            A Bit More about the Relationships among Speech, Language, and Communication

COMPONENTS OF LANGUAGE

            Phonology

            Semantics

            Syntax

            Morphology

            Pragmatics

COMPREHENSION AND PRODUCTION

COMMUNICATION MODES

            Auditory-Oral System:  Hearing and Speech

            Visual-Graphic System:  Reading and Writing

            Visual-Gestural Systems

BIOLOGICAL, COGNITIVE AND SOCIAL BASES OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION

            Biological Bases of Communication

            Cognitive Bases for Language

            Social Bases of Human Communication

SUMMARY

 

Chapter 2:   NORMAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT: A REVIEW

THE PRELINGUISTIC PERIOD: THE FIRST 12 MONTHS

            Prelinguistic Communication Development

            Prelinguistic Vocal Development

THE FIRST WORD PERIOD

            Phonology

            Semantics

            Pragmatics

THE PERIOD OF TWO-WORD UTTERANCES

            Semantic—Syntactic Development

            Types of Two-word Utterances

THE PRESCHOOL YEARS AND BEYOND

            Phonology

            Semantics

            Morphology

            Syntax

            Pragmatics

LANGUAGE, LITERACY, AND EDUCATION

            Emergent Literacy and Preliteracy

            School

SUMMARY

 

PART TWO:  CHILDREN WITH LANGUAGE DISORDERS

Chapter 3:    TODDLERS AND PRESCHOOLERS WITH SPECIFIC LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT

IDENTIFICATION OF CHILDREN WITH LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT

            Mental Age, Chronological Age, and Language Age

            Normal Variation, Normal Distribution, and a Statistical Approach

            Social Standard

            Clinical Markers

            Challenging and Changing the Child’s Language Performance

            Risk Factors for Language Problems

AN OVERVIEW OF SPECIFIC LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT

            Delay versus Disorder

            Subgroups of Young Children with Specific Language Impairments

            A Label for It and Reasons for It

            Prevalence

            Predicting Spontaneous Recovery from Early Language Delay

LANGUAGE CHARACTERISTICS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIFIC LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT

            Some Language Precursors

            Phonology

            Semantics

            Syntax and Morphology

            Pragmatics and Discourse

            Socialization and Psychosocial Factors

            Narratives

IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERVENTION

            Assessment

            Intervention

SUMMARY

 

Chapter 4:    LANGUAGE AND CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

Mona R. Griffer

Vijayachandra Ramachandra

AN OVERVIEW OF CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

            Labels and Terminology

            Prevalence

            Risk Factors

               The Natural History of Learning Disabilities

LINGUISTIC ISSUES RELEVANT TO LEARNING DISABILITY

            Metalinguistic Skills

            Differences Between Spoken and Written Language

            Differences in Developmental Expectations for Language Knowledge and Use

COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

            Semantics

            Grammar

            Narratives

            Pragmatics

            Reading

            Writing

IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERVENTION

            Issues in General and Special Education

            Psychosocial Problems and Reactions

            The Collaborative Service Delivery Model

            A Traditional Service Delivery Model

            Intervention Strategies

SUMMARY

 

Chapter 5:    ADOLESCENTS WITH LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT

AN UNDERRECOGNIZED GROUP WITH SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS

            Personal and Societal Costs of Adolescent Language Impairment

            Reasons for Neglect and Underrecognition

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Fo                Form

            Content

Us                Use

    CHARACTERISTICS OF ADOLESCENTS WITH LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT ASSESSMENT

            Identification

    Language Assessment

 

INTERVENTION

                Principles in Determining Intervention Objectives

              Factors in Implementing Intervention Objectives

              Service Delivery          

SUMMARY

 

Chapter 6:    LANGUAGE AND CHILDREN WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES

Mona R. Griffer

AN OVERVIEW OF INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES

            Definition

    Causes and Types of Intellectual Disabilities

THE DELAY-DIFFERENCE CONTROVERSY

LANGUAGE CHARACTERISTICS OF CHILDREN WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES

            Research Issues

            Pragmatics

    Comprehension

            Semantics

    Syntax

            Speech Production

LANGUAGE CHARACTERISTICS OF CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME

            Comprehension

    Semantics

            Syntax

    Pragmatics

            Speech Production

            Phonological Awareness and Literacy

            Rate of Language Learning

            Use of Imitation

            Explanations for Specific Language Deficit in Children with Down Syndrome

IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERVENTION

            Social and Legislative Influences

            Facilitating versus Compensatory Intervention

            Developmental versus Remedial Logic

            Language-Cognition Relationships

            Pragmatics and Pragmatic Relevance

            Goal Attack Strategy

            Caretaker Interaction

            Materials Selection

            Comprehension

    Lexicon

            Syntax

    Intelligibility and Speech Production

SUMMARY

 

Chapter 7:    LANGUAGE AND CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

Mona R. Griffer

Vijayachandra Ramachandra

AN OVERVIEW OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

            Diagnostic Criteria

            Prevalence

    Associated Problems

            What Causes Autism?

            Heredity

     Natural History of Autism

COMMUNICATION IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

            Early Communication

            Preserved Abilities

            Impaired Abilities

            The Concept of Asynchronous Development

IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERVENTION

            Assessment     

            Service Delivery

            Special Considerations

            Intervention Models S

SUMMARY

 

Chapter 8:    LANGUAGE AND CHILDREN WITH AUDITORY IMPAIRMENTS

Mona R. Griffer

OVERVIEW OF HEARING-IMPAIRED CHILDREN AND HEARING LOSS

            Types and Differing Degrees of Hearing Loss and their Effects

            Age of Onset of Hearing Loss and its Effects

            Stability of Hearing Loss

            Other Contributing Factors and their Effects

            Parental Hearing Status

            Early Identification

            Concomitant Deficits

            Background Noise

ORAL LANGUAGE, SPEECH, AND LITERACY CHARACTERISTICS:  AN HISTORICAL OVERVIEW

            Syntax and Morphology

            Semantics

            Pragmatics

            Speech Production and Intelligibility

OTHER AUDITORY IMPAIRMENTS

             Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD)\

            Auditory Neuropathy/Auditory Dys-Synchrony

INTERVENTION AND MANAGEMENT APPROACHES

         Technology Aids and Sound Amplification Systems

          Educational Approaches/Communication-Language Intervention

SUMMARY

 

Chapter 9:    LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICALLY-CULTURALLY DIVERSE CHILDREN

Li-Rong Lilly Cheng          

CONCEPTS OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY

CONCEPTS OF LINGUISTIC VARIATION

CONCEPTS OF SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING

LANGUAGE CHARACTERISTICS OF LINGUISTICALLY-CULTURALLY DIVERSE CHILDREN

             Hispanic-American Children

            African-American Children

             Asian-American Children

            Native American Children

A MATTER OF POVERTY

            Poverty in the U.S. and Globally

            Culture of Poverty

ISSUES IN ASSESSMENT

            Testing Bias

            Differential Diagnosis of Communicative Behaviors

IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERVENTION

             Intervention for Language Differences and Language Disorders

             Intervention for Language Differences

            Intervention for Linguistically-Culturally Diverse Children with Other Disabilities

SUMMARY

 

Chapter 10:  CHILDREN WITH ACQUIRED LANGUAGE DISORDERS

Cynthia R. O’Donoghue

AN OVERVIEW OF ACQUIRED CHILDHOOD APHASIA

            Definition         

            Types of Acquired Brain Injury

           Associated Problems

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT AND LANGUAGE RECOVERY

LANGUAGE CHARACTERISTICS OF CHILDREN WITH ACQUIRED APHASIA

            Early Recovery and Language Impairment

            Later Recovery and Residual Language Impairment

            ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DEVELOPMENTAL AND ACQUIRED LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN CHILDREN

            IMPLICATIONS FOR ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION

            Assessment

            Social and Legislative Influences

            Augmentative and Alternative Communication

            Behavior Disorders

            Intelligibility

            Developmental versus Remedial Logic

            Facilitating versus Compensatory Intervention

            Returning to School

SUMMARY

 

Chapter 11:  LANGUAGE AND OTHER SPECIAL POPULATIONS OF CHILDREN

Mona R. Griffer

Vijayachandra Ramachandra

LANGUAGE AND GIFTED CHILDREN

            An Overview of Giftedness

            Language Characteristics of Gifted Children

            Language in Disadvantaged or Disabled Gifted Children

            Implications for Intervention

LANGUAGE AND CHILDREN WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT

            An Overview of Visual Impairment

            Language Characteristics of Blind Children

            Implications for Intervention

LANGUAGE AND CHILDREN WITH NEUROMOTOR IMPAIRMENT

            Children with Cerebral Palsy

            Communication of Other Children with Neuromotor Impairment

LANGUAGE AND CHILDREN WITH CLEFT PALATE

            An Overview of Cleft Palate

            Language Characteristics of Children with Cleft Palate

LANGUAGE IN CHILDREN WHO STUTTER        

            An Overview of Language Problems in Children Who Stutter

            Implications for Intervention

SUMMARY

 

 

PART THREE:  LANGUAGE INTERVENTION

Chapter 12:   LANGUAGE AND AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE    COMMUNICATION (AAC)

Carol C. Dudding

Susan Balandin

WHAT IS AAC?

            An Overview and Definitions

            Multimodal Communication

            Multidisciplinary Teams

CHILDREN WHO BENEFIT FROM AAC SYSTEMS

            Children with Challenging Behavior

            Children with Language Impairments

            Children with Autism

            Children with Intellectual Disabilities

            Children with Acquired Language Disorders

            Children with Physical Disabilities

            Children who are Temporarily Unable to Speak

AAC ASSESSMENT

AAC INTERVENTION

            System for Augmenting Language (SALS)

            Sign and Gesture

            Facilitated Communication

            Language and Speech Development

            Literacy Acquisition

SUMMARY

 

Chapter 13:    ASSESSMENT

APPROACHES TO AND PURPOSES OF THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS

            Determining if a Child Qualifies for Services

         Deciding if a Child has a Language Problem

            Identifying the Cause of the Problem

            Identifying Deficit Areas

            Describing the Regularities in the Child's Language Deciding What to Recommend            

TOOLS AND PROCEDURES

         Gathering Information from Others

            What to Assess

            Methods of Assessment

INTELLIGENCE TESTING

SUMMARY

 

Chapter 14:    CONSIDERATIONS FOR LANGUAGE INTERVENTION

CONSIDERATIONS IN INTERVENTION

            Normal versus Not So Normal Processes

            Developmental and Nondevelopmental Intervention

            Rules and Regularities

            Controlling and/or Reducing Language Complexity

            Comprehension or Production

            Focus of Intervention and Picking Intervention Targets

            Usefulness of Intervention Content

            Reinforcement and Generalization

            Child Characteristics

            Metalinguistics

HIGHLIGHTING INTERVENTION TARGETS

            Multiple Exposures

            Distributed versus Massed Trials

            Suprasegmental and Rate Variations

            Input Modality Variations

PROCEDURES AND TECHNIQUES TO FACILITATE LEARNING OF LANGUAGE TARGETS

            Before the Child’s Utterance

            After the Child’s Utterance

Response Dialogues

            So Which Ones Should We Use? 

APPROACHES TO INTERVENTION

            Direct and Indirect Intervention

            Group and Individual Intervention

            Three Language Teaching Methods

            Service Delivery Models

PUTTING IT TOGETHER

SUMMARY

REFERENCES

AUTHOR INDEX

SUBJECT INDEX



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