A strong focus on the analysis and synthesis of language disorders teaches students to think like a Speech-Language Pathologist. Ideal for undergraduate students, Language Disorders in Children strives to be much more than an introductory book. This innovative first edition text teaches students how to analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and link the information they are learning. Going beyond basic concepts and basic definitions, this book consistently offers readers opportunities for higher-order learning, preparing each student to become a careful evaluator of information with respect to language disorders as well as an adept problem-solver. Language Disorders in Children is organized by disorder groups and theme, allowing students to easily make connections between theoretical information and clinical practice. Each chapter also includes a number of thoughtful features, such as case histories, clinical decision trees, and hot topic discussions, all of which facilitate learning both in and outside of the classroom. Topics of special interest include emergent literacy issues in school-aged children, the response-to-intervention approach, and the sequence of language in young children.
This text understands the need of today's student to learn lifetime critical thinking skills, to see relationships between isolated ideas and facts, and think like a Speech-Language Pathologist.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Language Theory and Language Development Overview Chapter Questions Definitions and Background Information The Speech Chain Theoretical Approaches to Language & Implications for Assessment & Intervention The Domains of Language Subdomain #1: Early Pragmatic Skill Subdomain #2: Vocabulary Development Subdomain #3: Multiple Word Combinations Subdomain #4: Morphosyntax Development Subdomain #5: Advanced Pragmatic and Discourse Development Summary Discussion and In-Class Activities Case Study Chapter 2: Assessment of Language Disorders Overview Chapter Questions Assessment Tools Assessment Process Summary Discussion and In-Class Activities Case Study Appendix A: Tutorial Appendix B: Data Score Sheet for Beginning Language Learners Appendix C: Example Diagnostic Report Chapter 3: Decision Making in Assessment and Intervention Chapter Overview Questions A Model of Decision Making Decision Making: Assessment Decision Making: Intervention Decision Making: Environment Decision Making: Progress Monitoring and Dismissal Summary Discussion and In-Class Activities Case Study Chapter 4: Principles of Intervention Overview Chapter Questions The Intervention Toolbox Part I: Theories, Domains, and Evaluation of Intervention Research The Intervention Toolbox Part II: Structuring and Implementing Intervention Summary Discussion and In-Class Activities Case Study Chapter 5: Children with Specific Language Impairment Overview Chapter Questions Definition, Prevalence, Causation, and Major Characteristics Connections: Children's Social Communication and Peer-Mediated Interventions Assessment Intervention Summary Discussion and In-Class Activities Case Study Chapter 6: Children with Hearing Loss Chapter Author: Lori A. Pakulski Overview Chapter Questions Description of the Disorder Causation/Risk Factors and Communication Impairments Factors Influencing Outcomes for Children with Hearing Loss Connections: Counseling Families of Children with Language Impairments Assessment and Progress Monitoring Intervention Summary Discussion and In-Class Activities Case Study Chapter 7: Children with Intellectual Disabilities Overview Chapter Questions Description, Prevalence, Causation, and Major Characteristics Connections: Form/Content/Use Within Subtypes of ID Assessment Intervention Summary Discussion and In-Class Activities Case Study Chapter 8: Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Overview Chapter Questions Description of the Disorder Prevalence of Autism and co-occurrence of Other disorders Causation/Risk Factors Connections: Developmental Issues, Sensorimotor Skills, Joint Attention, Family Involvement Assessment and Progress Monitoring Intervention Summary Discussion and In-Class Activities Case Study Chapter 9: Early Literacy and Reading/Writing for School-Aged Children Overview Chapter Questions The Role of the SLP with Reading and Writing Emergent Literacy Reading and Writing for School-Age Children with Language Impairment Reading/writing Interventions for Students with Significant Levels of Impairment Interventions for Students with Reading and Writing Disability: Evidence-Based Practice Summary Discussion and In-Class Activities Case Study Chapter 10: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Individuals with Complex Communication Needs Chapter Author: Julia M. King Overview Chapter Questions Background and Description Assessment Intervention Summary Discussion and In-Class Activities Case Study Chapter 11: Multicultural Issues Chapter Author: Stephanie M. Curenton Overview Chapter Questions Ethnicity and Culture Description of Diverse Populations Issues to Consider When Working With Ethnically Diverse Populations Connections: Impact of multiculturalism on children's school achievement Assessment of Ethnic Minority Children Intervention Summary Discussion and In-Class Activities Case Study References Glossary Index
Dr. Joan N. Kaderavek is a speech-language pathologist with over 30 years of clinical and classroom experience. A frequent national and international presenter, she also is a researcher on two grants sponsored by the US Department of Education. She is a co-author of Emergent Literacy: Lessons for Success (Plural Publishing, 2008).