Introduction to Children with Language Disorders, An

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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The new edition ofAn Introduction to Children with Language Disordersprovides an excellent overview of the variety of populations of children who have language disorders.Authored by Vicki Reed, the third edition has been thoroughly updated and revised. Organized by common childhood language disorder populations, this offers a discussion of language disorders in a wide range of children, which gives this text a depth and breath that's unsurpassed. Coverage encompasses language disorders in children with specific language impairment, mental retardation, autism, learning disabilities, hearing-impairment, and acquired language disorders; language disorders in children from toddler age to adolescence, in bilingual-bicultural children, and, in special populations such as gifted children, children with visual impairment, children with neuromotor problems, and children with cleft palate. This new edition includes excellent coverage of adolescents with language disorders and an explanded and updated chapter on intervention. A new spearate chapter on AAC and its consideration with children with language disorders is also included.

Table of Contents

Aspects of Normal Language and Communication
Language and Human Communication: An Overview
Components of Language
Comprehension and Production
Communication Modes
Biological, Cognitive and Social Bases of Human Communication
Normal Language Development: A Review
The Prelinguistic Period: The First 12 Months
The First Word Period
The Period of Two-Word Utterances
The Preschool Years and Beyond
Language, Literacy, and Education
Children With Language Disorders
Toddlers and Preschoolers with Specific Language Impairment
Identification of Children with Language Impairment
An Overview of Specific Language Impairment
Language Characteristics of Children with Specific Language Impairment
Implications for Intervention
Language and Children with Learning Disabilities
An Overview of Children with Learning Disabilities
Linguistic Issues Relevant to Learning Disability
Communication Problems in Children with Learning Disabilities
Implications for Intervention
Adolescents with Language Impairment
A Neglected Group with Significant Problems
Language Development
Characteristics of Language-Disordered Adolescents
Language and Children with Intellectual Disabilities
An Overview of Intellectual Disabilities
The Delay-Difference Controversy
Language Characteristics of Children with Intellectual Disabilities
Language Characteristics of Children with Down Syndrome
Implications for Intervention
Language and Children with Autism
An Overview of Children with Autism
Communication in Children with Autism
Implications for Intervention
Language and Children with Auditory Impairments
Overview of Hearing Loss
Language of Children with Differing Degrees of Hearing Loss and Intervention Implications
Central Auditory P
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