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Language Disorders in Children: Fundamental Concepts of Assessment and Intervention, 2nd Edition

By Joan N. Kaderavek

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Apr 14, 2014


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

Brief Contents


Chapter 1

The Foundations of Language and Clinical Practice

Chapter 2

Language Theory and the Communication Subdomains

Chapter 3

Assessment of Language Disorders

Chapter 4

Decision Making in Assessment and Intervention

Chapter 5

Principles of Intervention

Chapter 6

Children with Specific Language Impairment

Chapter 7

Children with Hearing Loss

Chapter 8

Children with Intellectual Disability

Chapter 9

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Chapter 10

Early Literacy, Reading, and Writing for School-Age Children

Chapter 11

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Children with Language Disorders

Appendix A

A Tutorial: The Meaning of Standard Scores

Appendix B

T-Unit Analysis

Appendix C

Report Writing

Appendix D

Language Sample Analysis Worksheet