Written from a practical case-based approach, this textbook provides a theoretical framework for assessing the communication abilities of young children (from birth to three years). It includes helpful protocols developed by the author for assessing young children as well as evaluation instruments that can be used with this population. The case studies build upon the knowledge presented in the chapters and serve to translate the theoretical information into practical clinical applications. A unique feature of this book includes the incorporation of information regarding the impact of cultural diversity upon the family's orientation to early assessment and intervention. The assessment and intervention techniques for children who need alternative means of communication, such as the use of signs and object boards, will be especially helpful for speech-language pathologists who work with children with special needs.
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2. Framework for Assessing Communication of Infants and Toddlers
3. Components of a Speech/Language/Communication Assessment
4. Case Studies to Illustrate How to Integrate the Components of Assessment
5. General Considerations in Intervention
6. Components of Speech-Language and Communication Intervention
7. Intervention Focusing on Caregiver Participation in Intervention
8. Case Studies to Illustrate the Intervention Process
Appendix: Assessment Tools: Birth to Three