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Language Development and Disorders : Clinics in Developmental Medicine (Mac Keith Press) - William Yule

Language Development and Disorders

Clinics in Developmental Medicine (Mac Keith Press)

By: William Yule (Editor), M. Rutter (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 14th December 2011
ISBN: 9780521412193
Number Of Pages: 482

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Communication disabilities are common, although their precise nature and degree of severity vary greatly among individuals. They are among the most handicapping of disabilities because they isolate a person and in so doing restrict social, educational, and occupational opportunities. One of the purposes of this book was to bring together theoretical, practical, and clinical knowledge from several disciplines that bear on language and communication into some reasonably accessible form. The intent is to provide a broad and multi-faceted view of language development and language disorders. Thus, contributions from education, linguistics, psychology, pediatrics, psychiatry, neurology, neuropsychology, and speech therapy are included. They describe our current knowledge of language development, suggest classifications for language pathology, outline what is known of the epidemiology of language difficulties, consider assessment and therapy, alternative communication systems and the impact of the new 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.

Epidemiology and Concepts
Epidemiology, longitudinal course, and some associated factors: an update
Classification of childhood language disorders
Concepts of language development: a realistic perspective
Language Development: Biological and Psychosocial aspects
Prelinguistic communication
Aspects of language development in the preschool years
The conversational requirements for language learning
Environmental influences on language development
The developmental neurobiology of language
Developmental neuropsychological correlates of language
The 'what' and 'how' of language development: a note on some outstanding issues and questions
Disorders of Language Development and their Correlates
Language acquisition, language disorder and cognitive development
Developmental disorders of speech and language
Language disorders associated with psychiatric disturbance
Language development and sensory disorder: visual and hearing impairments
Language development and mental retardation
The social context: communication in families with a handicapped child
The consequences of language delay for other aspects of development
Assessment of language disorders
Psychological assessment
Paediatric assessment
Assessment of hearing in children
Speech therapy
Behavioural approaches to language
Non-vocal communication systems: a critical survey
Trends in communication aid technology for the severely speech-impaired
The use of alternative systems and microelectronics as aids to communication and language development
Special education
Family issues
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ISBN: 9780521412193
ISBN-10: 0521412196
Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine (Mac Keith Press)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 482
Published: 14th December 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.86