Spanning the entire childhood developmental period, Language Disorders from Infancy Through Adolescence, 5th Edition is the go-to text for learning how to properly assess childhood language disorders and provide appropriate treatment. The most comprehensive title available on childhood language disorders, it uses a descriptive-developmental approach to present basic concepts and vocabulary, an overview of key issues and controversies, the scope of communicative difficulties that make up child language disorders, and information on how language pathologists approach the assessment and intervention processes. This new edition also features significant updates in research, trends, social skills assessment, and instruction best practices.
Section I: Topics in Child Language Disorders 1. Models of Child Language Disorders 2. Assessment 3. Principles of Intervention 4. Special Considerations for Special Populations 5. Developmental Language Disorders in a Pluralistic Society
Section II. From Birth to Brown's Stage V 6. Assessment and Intervention in the Prelinguistic Period 7. Assessment and Intervention for Emerging Language 8. Assessment of Developing Language 9. Intervention for Developing Language
Section III. Working with Language Learning Disabilities 10. Language, Reading, and Learning in School: What the Speech-Language Pathologist Needs to Know 11. Assessing Students' Language for Learning 12. Intervening at the Language-for-Learning Period 13. Assessing Advanced Language 14. Intervention for Advanced Language
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Norbury, Courtenay Senior Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London, London, England.