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Language development and disorders

Language development and disorders

by W. Yule, M. RutterW. Yule


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This book brings together theoretical, practical, and clinical knowledge from several disciplines that bear on language and communication in an accessible form. Contributions from education, linguistics, psychology, pediatrics, psychiatry, neurology, neuropsychology, and speech therapy are included. They describe language development, suggest classifications for language pathology, outline the epidemiology of language difficulties, consider assessment and therapy, alternative communication systems and the impact of technology on communication aids. The variety of perspectives that it provides will make it particularly useful to the range of specialists who are concerned with the development of communication skills and language disorders.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521412193
Publisher: MacKeith Press
Publication date: 12/14/2011
Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine Series , #101
Pages: 494
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Epidemiology and Concepts: 1. Epidemiology, longitudinal course, and some associated factors: an update Phil A. Silva; 2. Classification of childhood language disorders Dorothy Bishop and Lewis Rosenbloom; 3. Concepts of language development: a realistic perspective David Crystal; Part II. Language Development: Biological and Psychosocial aspects: 4. Prelinguistic communication Margaret Martlew; 5. Aspects of language development in the preschool years Paul Fletcher; 6. The conversational requirements for language learning Gordon Wells and Mary Gutfreund; 7. Environmental influences on language development Christine Puckering and Michael Rutter; 8. The developmental neurobiology of language Robert Goodman; 9. Developmental neuropsychological correlates of language C. A. Heywood and A. G. M. Canavan; 10. The 'what' and 'how' of language development: a note on some outstanding issues and questions Michael Rutter; Part III. Disorders of Language Development and their Correlates: 11. Language acquisition, language disorder and cognitive development Richard Cromer; 12. Developmental disorders of speech and language Neil Gordon; 13. Language disorders associated with psychiatric disturbance Michael Rutter and Catherine Lord; 14. Language development and sensory disorder: visual and hearing impairments Roger Freeman and Susan Blockberger; 15. Language development and mental retardation Jean Rondal; 16. The social context: communication in families with a handicapped child Ann Gath; 17. The consequences of language delay for other aspects of development Patricia Howlin and Michael Rutter; Part IV. Assessment: 18. Assessment of language disorders Michael Rutter; 19. Psychological assessment William Yule; 20. Paediatric assessment Martin Bax; 21. Assessment of hearing in children Denzil Brooks; 22. Speech therapy Kay Coombes; Part V. Research: 23. Behavioural approaches to language Patricia Howlin; 24. Non-vocal communication systems: a critical survey Chris Kiernan; 25. Trends in communication aid technology for the severely speech-impaired Howard Shane; 26. The use of alternative systems and microelectronics as aids to communication and language development Prue Fuller and Tim Southgate; 27. Special education Harry Purser; 28. Family issues Sheila Hollins; 29. Services Martin Bax and William Yule; Index.

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