Language Intervention for School-Age Students

1st Edition

Setting Goals for Academic Success


  • Geraldine Wallach
  • Key Features

    • Unique application-based focus combines the conceptual and practical frameworks to better help students achieve academic success.
    • Questions in each chapter encourage critical analysis of intervention methods for a deeper understanding of the beliefs behind them.
    • In-depth coverage of controversial topics challenges your understanding and debunks common myths.
    • Realistic examples and case studies help you bridge theory to practice and apply intervention principles.
    • Margin notes highlight important facts, questions, and vocabulary for quick reference.
    • Key Questions in each chapter put concepts into an appropriate context and help you focus on essential content.
    • Summary Statement and Introductory Thoughts sections provide succinct overviews of chapter content for quick familiarization with complex topics.

    Table of Contents

    PART ONE: Conceptual Framework

    1. Innovative Language Intervention at School-Age Levels: What It Takes to Get There

    2. Language Learning Disabilities: Where Are We?

    PART TWO: A Practical Framework

    3. What Language Intervention “Looks Like” at School-Age Levels

    4. Creating “Curriculum-Relevant” Therapy: Making the Tough Choices

    PART THREE: A Marriage of Conceptual and Practical Frameworks

    5. Successful Language Literacy Intervention: A Look Back to Looking Ahead

    6. Integrating Spoken and Written Language: An Eye Toward Becoming Literate

    7. Seeing the World Through Connected Text: Bringing Structure and Content, Macro and Micro Pieces Together (Part 1)

    8. Seeing the World Through Connected Text: Bringing Structure and Content, Macro and Micro Pieces Together (Part 2)

    PART FOUR: Toward a Summary

    9. Back into the Field: Starting to Pull the Missing Pieces Together

    10. The End Becomes a New Beginning: Coming Full Circle

    APPENDIX A: Examples of Scripts at Each Level Using the Book-Sharing Intervention

    APPENDIX B: A Suggested Sequence of Literature-Based Intervention Activities

    APPENDIX C: Interview Protocol for Eliciting Conversation, Narrative, and Expository Samples of Connected Speech

    APPENDIX D: A List of Connecting Words and Definitions and Words with Similar Meanings




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    About the author

    Geraldine Wallach

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Associate Professor & Clinic Director, Department of Communicative Disorders, California State University - Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, USA