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The Parent S Guide To Speech And Language Problems

Author : Debbie Feit
ISBN : 9780071594257
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Six million children under the age of 18 suffer from speech disorders Breaking terminology down for the layperson, this book helps parents deal with every issue relating to their child’s problems: where to find help, how to evaluate therapies and therapists, and how to help a child face his or her challenges

Language Processing Problems

Author : Cindy Gaulin
ISBN : 9781462834617
Genre : Psychology
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Language Processing Problems: A Guide for Parents and Teachers is an easy-to-read but thorough treatment of a problem which is quite prevalent but often overlooked. Children (and adults) vary in their language processing capacities. Recognizing this variation can be very useful in understanding why certain children are having unexpected difficulties with school or social interactions. Split-second delays in recognizing words, problems remembering what was said, difficulties finding the word needed or organizing a complex sentence can all interfere with communication. For some children these problems are quite significant in spite of perfectly adequate or even exceptional knowledge of words and grammatical rules. The book explains, in laymans terms, how people use language to communicate, the components of the language processing system and the types of problems that can arise with its use. In particular an attempt is made to discriminate between language processing problems and other disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and Dyslexia. Guidelines are provided for recognizing language processing problems and for deciding how to proceed toward a solution. The book ends with many suggestions which parents, teachers and children can use to address specific and general language processing problems. A quick pass through the book finds that it begins with several examples of children who have language processing problems. It then provides down-to-earth descriptions of what language processing is and how we use speech to communicate. This is followed by discussions of the difference between language knowledge and language processing and other psycholinguistic topics such as word recognition and working memory. Distinctions are drawn between input and output processing and between auditory and visual language processing. These topics are followed by a chapter about how children learn to process language. After this introduction to the workings of language processing, problems with language processing are treated in detail. What are the problems? Who has them? And what causes language processing problems? Confusions of terminology are dealt with and then come two chapters which lay out the intrinsic (genetic) and extrinsic (environmental) factors related to language processing problems. In these chapters I compare and integrate information about related problems which can co-occur or be confused with language processing problems. The next two long chapters help parents and teachers recognize whether a child has a language processing problem and then decide what to do about it. The first of these chapters is divided into sections dealing with preschoolers, school-age children and high school students. The second chapter helps parents and teachers decide whether a speech-language evaluation is needed, what that evaluation should include, and details various possible treatment routes. There are four chapters which provide suggestions for improving listening and following directions, verbal memory, word retrieval and organization of language output, respectively. In each chapter there are suggestions for external strategies (to be used by parents and teachers) and internal strategies (to be used by the child) as well as descriptions of the kinds of treatment available from speech-language pathologists for these problems. A short, final summary is followed by a glossary and references.

Childhood Speech Language And Listening Problems

Author : Patricia McAleer Hamaguchi
ISBN : 0470630523
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The essential, up-to-date guide for helping children with language and listening problems Does your child have trouble getting the right words out, following directions, or being understood? In this revised new edition of Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems, speech-language pathologist Patricia Hamaguchi-who has been helping children overcome problems like these for more than thirty years-answers your questions to help you determine what's best for your child. This newest edition: * Expands on speech and articulation issues affecting toddlers * Includes a new chapter on socially "quirky" children Explains how to get the right help for your child, including when to wait before seeking help, how to find the right specialist, and how the problem may affect your child academically, socially, and at home Covers major revisions in educational laws and programs and insurance coverage as well as current information on new interventions and cutting-edge research in the field Updates information on autism spectrum disorders, neurobiological disorders, and auditory processing disorders "Provides valuable information for parents of children with speech, language, and listening problems."-Sandra C. Holley, Ph.D., Former President, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (on the Second Edition) More than 1.1 million children receive special education services each year to address speech and language problems, and many others struggle with language and listening to some degree. If your child is one of them, this book gives you the crucial and up-to-date guidance you need to help him or her both in school and at home.

Children With Cleft Lip And Palate A Parents Guide To Early Speech Language Development And Treatment

Author : Mary A. Hardin-Jones, PH. D.
ISBN : 1606132105
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Turn to this book for family-friendly guidance and support for young children with clefts -- cleft lip, cleft palate, and cleft lip and palate -- one of the most commonly occurring birth defects. Learn about: what clefts are; how they are repaired and when; feeding problems before and after surgery; dental issues; hearing & middle ear problems; your child's treatment team; your child's perspective; velopharyngeal inadequacy; speech-language skill building activities. A team of speech-language pathologists focuses especially on mitigating the speech and language problems experienced by children ages birth to five with cleft palate. Parents can use the book's dozens of practical, hands-on activities to improve their child's speech. For example, 'Bug Race!' uses a cotton ball or pom-pom -- add eyes and voilá, you have a bug! -- that the child moves by releasing pressure from behind the lips to stimulate oral airflow to produce the consonant /p/. Build valuable speech skills while you both have fun! Helpful strategies, illustrations of cleft repair procedures, photos of equipment, and recommended resources empower parents to get started on addressing speech and other developmental issues. Speech-language pathologists, early intervention specialists, and medical professionals will also want this book to recommend to the families they serve. The authors are professors of speech-language pathology who have spoken and published extensively on assessment and treatment of children with cleft lip and palate. They are also experienced clinicians who bring a wealth of experience to this book.

First Words

Author : Barbara Levine Offenbacher
ISBN : 9781442211223
Genre : Education
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Provides parents with information on stimulating their child's communication skills, featuring tested activities and strategies drawn from the author's own therapy sessions with children with language delays.

Speaking Of Apraxia

Author : Leslie A. Lindsay
ISBN : 1606130617
Genre : Education
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At last, a parents? guide to understanding, treating, and living with childhood apraxia (CSA). Written in an empathic style by a parent who ?has been there?, SPEAKING OF APRAXIA offers hope and practical advice for parents of toddlers to teens with this neurologically-based motor speech disorder. Characterized by difficulties with planning and producing the complex set of movements necessary for intelligible speech, CSA can be a child's only diagnosis or can be accompanied by other special needs such as learning disabilities, Down syndrome, or autism. Parents and professionals will appreciate the author's clear explanations of everything from diagnosing CSA, working with speech language pathologists (SLPs), to understanding how to distinguish it from other speech disorders, and getting appropriate early intervention and special education support. Drawing on the latest research, professionals? insights, her own and other parents? experience, the author covers these important topics: ?I: The Straight Scoop on Speech Basics--CSA definition; An Overview of Speech & Language; Where to Get Help and What to Ask; Your First Appointment with an SLP ?II: Now What?!--Getting, Coping with and Understanding the Diagnosis; Health & Genetics; All about Speech Therapy ?III: Helping Your Child--Complementary and Alternative Medical and Treatment Approaches (Diet, Music, Movement Therapy and More) ?IV: Off to School--Getting Ready; Special Education Ins & Outs; Phonological Awareness; Reading Issues ?V: Coping & Hoping--Dealing with Emotions and Family Life; What the Future May Hold; Networking, Support Groups, and Advocacy ?Appendices: Information on insurance, summer camps and enrichment programs, a history of CSA, and a glossary of terms. SPEAKING OF APRAXIA is a comprehensive and authoritative resource any family, SLP, occupational therapist, or pediatric practice will be glad to own or recommend.

Beyond Baby Talk

Author : Kenn Apel, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9780307952295
Genre : Family & Relationships
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From "Goo" to Gab — Guiding Your Child to Effective Communication The first five years of a child's life are the most critical for speech and language development, and, as a parent, you are your child's primary language role model. So what are the best ways to help your child develop the all-important skill of communication? Fun, easy, and engaging, this book shows you how! Inside, you'll discover all of the essential steps and checkpoints from birth through age five, tips to help your child progress on schedule, and easy methods to: · Evaluate and monitor your child's language development · Understand and deal with environmental impacts such as television and cultural styles · Recognize the signs of language development problems · And much, much more! From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Parent S Guide To Developmental Delays

Author : Laurie Fivozinsky LeComer
ISBN : 9781440627675
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Developmental delays affect millions of children each year, and often go undetected until an alert and caring parent recognizes there’s a problem. In A Parent's Guide to Developmental Delays, special education expert and consultant Laurie LeComer, M.Ed., provides essential information for any parent with a child who might have cognitive, physical, or emotional delays. Easy to understand, reassuring, and up-to-date, the book covers everything concerned parents need to know. Using real-life examples and case studies along with checklists, exercises, and other hands-on advice, the book covers a range of delays and disorders that include autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, Sensory Processing Disorder, aggressive behavior, and motor-control problems. Topics include: Spotting the "red flags" of delayed development, for every age group Identifying your child’s specific challenges Acting swiftly in order to gain the advantages of early intervention Getting a diagnosis and treatment plan that fits your child's needs Working with teachers, health professionals, and specialists for maximum results Tracking your child's progress Understanding your rights and making the most of every available resource Trusting your instincts in order to help your child learn, develop, and thrive

Beyond Baby Talk

Author : Kenn Apel, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9780307569288
Genre : Family & Relationships
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From "Goo" to Gab — Guiding Your Child to Effective Communication The first five years of a child's life are the most critical for speech and language development, and, as a parent, you are your child's primary language role model. So what are the best ways to help your child develop the all-important skill of communication? Fun, easy, and engaging, this book shows you how! Inside, you'll discover all of the essential steps and checkpoints from birth through age five, tips to help your child progress on schedule, and easy methods to: · Evaluate and monitor your child's language development · Understand and deal with environmental impacts such as television and cultural styles · Recognize the signs of language development problems · And much, much more! From the Trade Paperback edition.

It Takes Two To Talk

Author : Jan Pepper
ISBN : 9780921145196
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Shows parents how to help their child communicate and learn language during everyday activities.

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