Language Intervention for School-Age Students is your working manual for helping children with language learning disabilities (LLD) gain the tools they need to succeed in school. Going beyond the common approach to language disorders in school-age populations, this innovative resource supplements a theoretical understanding of language intervention with a wealth of practical application strategies you can use to improve learning outcomes for children and adolescents with LLD. Well-referenced discussions with real-life examples promote evidence-based practice. Case histories and treatment strategies help you better understand student challenges and develop reliable methods to help them achieve their learning goals. Unique application-based focus combines the conceptual and practical frameworks to better help students achieve academic success. Questions in each chapter encourage critical analysis of intervention methods for a deeper understanding of the beliefs behind them. In-depth coverage of controversial topics challenges your understanding and debunks common myths. Realistic examples and case studies help you bridge theory to practice and apply intervention principles. Margin notes highlight important facts, questions, and vocabulary for quick reference. Key Questions in each chapter put concepts into an appropriate context and help you focus on essential content. Summary Statement and Introductory Thoughts sections provide succinct overviews of chapter content for quick familiarization with complex topics.
PRESCHOOL AND SCHOOL-AGE LANGUAGE DISORDERS is designed for introductory coursework that explores language deficits associated with developmental delays and disorders as seen in children ages two to eighteen. Unique to this book is a chapter related to the provision of speech-language services in public schools, including a discussion of federal legislation that impacts service delivery. Aspects of normal language development are woven into the discussion of language disorders to emphasize that knowledge of both is necessary to effectively assess and treat clients. Preschool and School-Age Language Disorders focuses on integration of evidence-based practice into assessment, diagnosis, and treatment practices, and includes information from classic research studies as well as current research. There is also a focus throughout the book on the impact of low-income environments on a child's language and literacy development and school success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
CONTENTSIdentifying the School-Aged Child Who is Language Impaired. The Real World of Collaborative, Classroom-Based Language Intervention. The Not-So-Simple Art of Conversation. Intervention with Conversation Problems. Narratives: From Scripts to Stories. Intervention with Scripts and Stories. "I Can't Write and I Hate to Read": Text and the Encounter with Literacy. Intervention for Children Who Have Problems with Text. Putting the Book Aside. References. Index.
Language and Literacy Connections: Intervention for School-Age Children and Adolescents takes readers on a path of knowledge steeped in principles and practical applications. This much-needed new text uniquely integrates language learning and disorders and literacy together in a coherent and cohesive narrative that covers the challenges facing school-age students from early elementary levels through high school. Using past and current research and interventions from speech-language pathology (SLP) and reading and literacy arenas, the authors present transcripts, cases, and detailed intervention sessions to provide a template for daily practice. The text raises questions relating to “why am I doing this?” and provides some answers to this most complex, yet basic, question. Language and Literacy Connections... * Uses strong theoretical foundations with detailed applications to real-life situations and practices * Highlights the different levels of literacy, from foundational to disciplinary, that underpin current thinking * Includes three major sections that build upon one another as the authors navigate through: (1) conceptual frameworks, (2) practical applications across discourse intervention and individual language components, and (3) service delivery models * Addresses the role of comprehension in auditory processing and classroom difficulties * Compares effective and less effective intervention sessions with explanations about why each fall within a category * Debunks common myths and practices that have been questionable for decades but that persist in practice * Offers innovative suggestions related to providing collaborative service delivery procedures through virtual online platforms and specific lesson plans * Answers the question asked by many school-based SLPs: How do I add literacy on top of my responsibilities when my caseloads are so large and demanding? Key Features: * Questions at the beginning of each chapter that reflect concerns of SLPs and their teams * Projects and assignments that supplement and review the material * Examples of teaching modules with practical lesson plans that integrate the role of SLPs in Interprofessional Practices (IPP) while explicitly addressing the curriculum across a variety of subject areas Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.
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. Clinical application focus featuring case studies, clinical vignettes, and suggested projects helps you apply concepts to professional practice. UNIQUE! Practice exercises with sample transcripts allow you to apply different methods of analysis. UNIQUE! Helpful study guides at the end of each chapter help you review and apply what you have learned. Highly regarded lead author who is an expert in language disorders in children provides authoritative guidance on the diagnosis and management of pediatric language disorders. More than 230 tables and boxes summarize important information such as dialogue examples, sample assessment plans, assessment and intervention principles, activities, and sample transcripts. Student/Professional Resources on Evolve include an image bank, video clips, and references linked to PubMed. NEW! Common core standards for language arts incorporated into the preschool and school-age chapters. NEW! Updated content features the latest research, theories, trends and techniques in the field. Information on preparing high-functioning students with autism for college Social skills training for students with autism The role of the speech-language pathologist on school literacy teams and in response to intervention Emerging theories of etiology and psychopathology added to Models of Child Language Disorders chapter Use of emerging technologies for assessment and intervention
Language, Literacy, and Learning: Theory and Application is an academic textbook for graduate students studying speech-language pathology and a useful clinical resource for practicing speech-language pathologists (SLPs). This text explores how aspects of orthography and word learning relate to speech production and reading comprehension in children and adults with typical development or language learning differences. It is essential that SLPs assess and treat language and literacy skills in their clients. This text is uniquely designed to help SLPs build their own skillsets in facilitating the development of the literacy skills that are crucial for navigating educational, vocational, and recreational experiences. This evidence-based resource includes clinical examples to support chapter information, with a focus on the science of reading and writing, typical and exceptional reading and writing development, and assessments and interventions for individuals with reading and writing differences. The author uses a student-friendly writing style that promotes learning at various levels of thinking: remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating. Key Features: * An overview of current and influential theoretical models, the research supporting these models, and the evidence challenging each model * Detailed table of current published and standardized reading assessments for children, adolescents, and adults * Chapters featuring interviews with family members or teachers of individuals who have had experience with reading differences * Highlights of the accessibility and cultural implications of the presented information * Supplementary activities for instructors to conduct in class to support learning Language, Literacy, and Learning: Theory and Application is also a useful resource for special education teachers who work with students experiencing reading differences.
Communication Sciences and Disorders: From Science to Clinical Practice, Fourth Edition is an excellent introductory text for undergraduate students enrolled in their first course in communication sciences and disorders. Written by experts in the field, this text contains basic information about speech disorders that are related to impairments in articulation, voice, and fluency; language disorders in children and adults; and hearing disorders that cause conductive and sensorineural hearing losses. It includes basic information on the speech, language, and hearing sciences and practical information about assessment and intervention practices. This new edition provides readers with a wide-angle view of communication disorders, stressing a sense of the variety of topics that speech, language, and hearing scientists study and the variety of individuals that Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologist's treat.
This text provides students with the information needed to properly assess childhood language disorders and decide appropriate treatments. The book covers language development from birth to adolescence.
Thoroughly updated to meet the needs of today’s students in communication sciences and disorders programs, Language Disorders: A Functional Approach to Assessment and Intervention in Children, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive overview of language disorders and clinical practice with a focus on the child’s overall communication effectiveness. Unlike other texts that have a disorder-specific focus, this book emphasizes a functional and holistic approach to assessment and intervention by shifting the perspective to how a child uses the language feature targeted and how assessment can consider language as it’s used. The author presents intervention methods in a system of least prompts, followed by information on each area of language and literacy. Generalization is foremost throughout the text. Known for writing numerous bestselling textbooks related to speech-language pathology, the author approaches this complex subject in a practical matter while maintaining a conversational writing style that resonates with students. Key Features: * Each chapter begins with a case example * Information on children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds is woven into each chapter * “Food for Thought” boxes invite students to move beyond the text and consider the implications for assessment and intervention of the material * Key terms are highlighted throughout and included in a handy glossary * Numerous tables provide easy reference on the many techniques and norms * Multiple appendices include additional practical information New to the Seventh Edition: * New and improved modern layout with color enhancements * 600+ new references highlighting the latest theoretical and evidence-based practices * Greater focus on discussions of assessment of children with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds * New section on developmental language disorders (DLD), with new and more inclusive terms * Increased emphasis on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) * The chapters on language and narrative analysis have been strengthened and consolidated into one * Increased number of figures and tables