Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780323442343, 9780323442350

Language Disorders from Infancy through Adolescence

5th Edition

Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Communicating

Authors: Rhea Paul Courtenay Norbury Carolyn Gosse
eBook ISBN: 9780323442350
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323442343
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 15th November 2017
Page Count: 832

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Spanning the entire childhood developmental period, Language Disorders from Infancy Through Adolescence, 5th Edition is the go-to text for learning how to properly assess childhood language disorders and provide appropriate treatment. The most comprehensive title available on childhood language disorders, it uses a descriptive-developmental approach to present basic concepts and vocabulary, an overview of key issues and controversies, the scope of communicative difficulties that make up child language disorders, and information on how language pathologists approach the assessment and intervention processes. This new edition also features significant updates in research, trends, social skills assessment, and instruction best practices.

Key Features

  • Clinical application focus featuring case studies, clinical vignettes, and suggested projects helps you apply concepts to professional practice.
  • 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.
  • Highly regarded lead author who is an expert in language disorders in children provides authoritative guidance on the diagnosis and management of pediatric language disorders.
  • More than 230 tables and boxes summarize important information such as dialogue examples, sample assessment plans, assessment and intervention principles, activities, and sample transcripts.
  • Student/Professional Resources on Evolve include an image bank, video clips, and references linked to PubMed.

Table of Contents

Section I: Topics in Child Language Disorders
1. Models of Child Language Disorders
2. Assessment
3. Principles of Intervention
4. Special Considerations for Special Populations
5. Developmental 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 Students’ Language for Learning
12. Intervening at the Language-for-Learning Period
13. Assessing Advanced Language
14. Intervention for Advanced Language

Name Index
Subject Index


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About the Authors

Rhea Paul

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Speech Language Pathology, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut

Courtenay Norbury

Affiliations and Expertise

Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London

Carolyn Gosse

Affiliations and Expertise

Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellow, Early Childhood Special Education, Charlottesville City Public Schools, Charlottesville, Virginia