Time to Talk. Parent's Accounts of Children's Speech Difficulties

  • ID: 2224168
  • Book
  • 152 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"Time to Talk" is about the experience of having a child with early difficulties in learning to talk. It is based on the accounts of the parents of 20 children who took part in a research project, evaluating the effectiveness of community–based speech and language therapy for pre–school children.

The book aims to provide infromation for parents and professionals working with young children about the difficulties that may arise in their speech and language development. It also explores how referral to speech and language may be undertaken and describes what attendance at speech and language therapy may entail. While the focus throughout the book is on the parents′ responses to their children′s difficulties and the therapy process they underwent, the parents′ accounts are supplemented with information from other research carried out in the field of early speech and language delays.

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Speech and Language Delays–what are They Like and why do They Happen?

Being Referred to Speech and Language Therapy.

The First Visit to Speech and language Therapy.

Considering The Options in Speech and Language Therapy.

The process of Therapy.

Responding to Research.

Looking at The Children′s Progress.

Understanding The Meaning of Parents′ Accounts.

Appendix.

Further Reading.

List of Useful Addresses.

Index.

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Margaret Glogowska
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