Key Features

  • Comprehensive text covers the entire developmental period through adolescence.
  • Clinical application focus featuring case studies, clinical vignettes, and suggested projects helps you apply concepts to professional practice.
  • Straightforward, conversational writing style makes this book easy to read and understand.
  • More than 230 tables and boxes summarize important information such as dialogue examples, sample assessment plans, assessment and intervention principles, activities, and sample transcripts.
  • UNIQUE! Practice exercises with sample transcripts allow you to apply different methods of analysis.
  • UNIQUE! Helpful study guides at the end of each chapter help you review and apply what you have learned.
  • Versatile text is perfect for a variety of language disorder courses, and serves as a great reference tool for professional practitioners.
  • Highly regarded lead author Rhea Paul lends her expertise in diagnosing and managing pediatric language disorders.
  • Communication development milestones are printed on the inside front cover for quick access.
  • Chapter objectives summarize what you can expect to learn in each chapter.

Table of Contents

Section I: Topics in Childhood Language Disorders

1. Models of Child Language Disorders

2. Evaluation and Assessment

3. Principles of Intervention

4. Special Considerations for Special Populations

5. Child Language Disorders in a Pluralistic Society

Section II: From Birth to Brown's Stage V

6. Assessment and Intervention in the Prelinguistic Period

7. Assessment and Intervention for Emerging Language

8. Assessment of Developing Language

9. Intervention for Developing Language

Section III: Working with Language Learning Disabilities

10. Language, Reading, and Learning in School: What the Speech-Language Pathologist Needs to Know

11. Assessing Student's Language for Learning

12. Intervening at the Language-for-Learning Period

13. Assessing Advanced Language

14. Intervention for Advanced Language


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