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Communication before Speech : Development and Assessment - Judith Coupe O'Kane

Communication before Speech

Development and Assessment

Paperback Published: 1st August 1998
ISBN: 9781853464867
Number Of Pages: 164

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Intended as a reference for all those teaching and working with children and adults with severe and profound learning difficulties, this work addresses the theoretical aspects of the development of communication up to and including the beginnings of speech in normally developing children, and those with severe learning difficulties. It also includes an approach to practical assessment.

Dedicationp. iv
Acknowledgementp. iv
Introductionp. v
Re-examining the development of early communicationp. 1
The Affective Communication Assessment: ACAp. 10
Communication for a purposep. 27
Playing in the zone: using routines to develop early communication skillsp. 37
Teaching first meaningsp. 47
Assessment of early communicationp. 56
From assessment to intervention: examples of the use of the Early Communication Assessment (ECA)p. 73
Accessing and extending pragmatics: the functional use of communicationp. 84
The Early Communication Assessment: ECAp. 100
Consideration of reliability of the ECAp. 112
The Manchester Pragmatics Profilep. 135
Referencesp. 147
Indexp. 153
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ISBN: 9781853464867
ISBN-10: 1853464864
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 164
Published: 1st August 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.69 x 21.13  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised