Language Disorders

Series
Pearson
Author
Robert E. Owens  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
6
Language
English
Total pages
504
Pub.-date
February 2013
ISBN13
9780132978729
ISBN
0132978725
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Description

For courses in communication disorders and language disorders.

 

Assessments and interventions for children with language problems.

 

Taking a functional approach, Language Disorders, 6/e focuses on children's language problems from a holistic perspective. Unlike other language disorders texts, it moves logically from assessment through intervention emphasizing universal techniques that work for all delays and disorders. With over 1200 new references, it provides a strong theoretical background and emphasizes evidence-based practices. This edition includes a new chapter on early communication intervention, more on language analysis, coverage of Specific Language Impairment, and more on augmentative and alternative communication.

Features

  • Offers a holistic perspective–that moves logically from assessment through intervention emphasizing universal techniques that work for all delays and disorders.
  • Emphasizes a child's natural environment and conversational partners–so students get realisticfamily- and classroom-centered interventions.
  • Addresses children from culturally and linguistic diverse backgrounds–reflecting the increasingly diverse nature of U.S. students.
  • Contains summarizing tables–that synthesize techniques and norms and illustrate key concepts.

New to this Edition

  • New chapter on early communication intervention (Chapter 3) follows the model supported by the U.S. government and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and discusses early intervention, ECI assessment, Transdisciplinary Model of Assessment, and intervention strategies.
  • Consolidated chapter on language analysis (Chapter 7) discusses the process of language analysis across utterances, partners and communication events.  
  • More on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) appears in this edition.
  • More on Response to Intervention (RTI) and inclusion (Chapter 12) reflects current classroom conditions.
  • Expanded coverage of Specific Language Impairment and working memory addresses the explosion of research in these areas.
  • More on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) includes new incidence figures and descriptive criteria.
  • Over 1200 new references highlightthe best of evidence-based practices.

Table of Contents

  1. A Functional Language Approach
  2. Language Impairments
  3. Early Communication Intervention
  4. Assessment of Preschool and School-Age Children with Language Impairment
  5. Assessment of Preschool and School-Age Children with Language Difference
  6. Language Sampling
  7. Language Analysis
  8. Narrative Analysis
  9. A Functional Intervention Model
  10. Manipulating Context
  11. Specific Intervention Techniques
  12. Classroom Functional Intervention
  13. Literacy Impairments: Language in a Visual Mode

 

APPENDICES

APPENDIX A: CONSIDERATIONS FOR CLD CHILDREN

APPENDIX B: LANGUAGE ANALYSIS METHODS

APPENDIX C: SELECTED ENGLISH MORPHOLOGICAL PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES

APPENDIX D: INDIRECT ELICITATION TECHNIQUES

APPENDIX E: INTERVENTION ACTIVITIES AND LANGUAGE TARGETS

APPENDIX F: USE OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE IN PRESCHOOL CLASSROOMS

 

Back Cover

Assessments and interventions for children with language problems.

 

Taking a functional approach, Language Disorders, 6/e focuses on children's language problems from a holistic perspective. Unlike other language disorders texts, it moves logically from assessment through intervention emphasizing universal techniques that work for all delays and disorders. With over 1200 new references, it provides a strong theoretical background and emphasizes evidence-based practices. Assessments and interventions emphasize a child's natural environment and conversational partners. Interventions are included for both family and classroom settings.

 

New to the Edition

 

  • New chapter on early communication intervention (Chapter 3) follows the model supported by the U.S. government and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and discusses early intervention, ECI assessment, Transdisciplinary Model of Assessment, and intervention strategies.
  • Consolidated chapter on language analysis (Chapter 7) discusses the process of analyzing language across utterances, partners and communication events. 
  • More on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) appears in this edition.
  • More on Response to Intervention (RTI) and inclusion (Chapter 12) reflects current classroom conditions.
  • Expanded coverage of Specific Language Impairment and working memory addresses the explosion of research in these areas.
  • More on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) includes new incidence figures and descriptive criteria.
  • Over 1200 new references highlightsthe best evidence-based practices.

Author

Robert E. Owens, Jr. Ph.D. (“Dr. Bob”) is an Associate Professor at the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY and a New York State Distinguished Teaching Professor. He teaches courses in language development and language disorders and is the author of several books including the following Pearson texts:

  • Language Development, An Introduction (8 editions)
  • Language Disorders, A Functional Approach (6 editions)
  • Communication Disorders:  A Life Span Perspective  (4 editions)

 

His Language Development text is the most widely used in the world and has been translated into Spanish, Korean, and Arabic. He has also co-authored Introduction to Communication Disorders, A Life Span Perspective (4 editions), which has been translated into Mandarin, and written a score of book chapters and professional articles. Currently, he is authoring a text on early intervention. Dr. Bob has presented over 180 professional papers and workshops around the globe. His professional interests are language disorders in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who are also some of his best friends.


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