Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems

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Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems by Hamaguchi, Patricia McAleer, 9780470532164
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  • ISBN: 9780470532164 | 0470532165
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/14/2010

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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.

It includes the following:

-A complete description of all major communication disorders: what to look for, how therapy would be carried out, and what you can do at home to help

-Help with navigating the evaluation process, understanding report jargon, and acclimating to special education

-Updated details about new interventions and cutting-edge research in the field

-Expanded information about autism spectrum disorders, neurobiological disorders, and auditory processing disorders

-A new chapter on social language skills, play concerns, and quirky behaviors

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