This text is more than an introductory look at language disorders. It goes beyond basic concepts and basic definitions to teach students how to analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and link the information they are learning. It offers readers opportunities for higher-order learning, while preparing students to become careful evaluators of information, as well as adept problem solvers. Organized by disorder groups and theme, Language Disorders in Children, 2/e helps students easily make connections between theoretical information and clinical practice through a number of thoughtful features such as case histories, clinical decision trees, and hot topic discussions. It’s an approach that meets the needs of today’s students to learn lifetime critical thinking skills, to see relationships between isolated ideas and facts, and to think like a speech-language pathologist.
Table of Contents
The Foundations of Language and Clinical Practice
Language Theory and the Communication Subdomains
Assessment of Language Disorders
Decision Making in Assessment and Intervention
Principles of Intervention
Children with Specific Language Impairment
Children with Hearing Loss
Children with Intellectual Disability
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Early Literacy, Reading, and Writing for School-Age Children
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Children with Language Disorders
A Tutorial: The Meaning of Standard Scores
Language Sample Analysis Worksheet
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