Assessment of Communication Disorders in Children

Author: M.N. Hegde
Publisher: Plural Publishing
ISBN: 1944883819
Format: PDF, ePub
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Assessment of Communication Disorders in Children: Resources and Protocols, Third Edition offers a unique combination of scholarly information, invaluable resources, and time-saving protocols on assessment of communication disorders in children. Most resource books offer limited research and scholarly information, thus making them unsuitable as textbooks for academic courses on assessment and diagnosis. Similarly, most traditional textbooks do not include practical, easy-to-use, and time-saving resources and protocols that the practicing clinicians can readily use during assessment sessions. By combining the strengths of traditional textbooks with newer assessment resources and protocols, this one-of-a-kind book offers a single, comprehensive source that is suitable as a textbook and useful as a practical clinical resource. This bestselling and trusted text: Covers the full range of communication disorders in children, including nonverbal or minimally verbal childrenIncludes an extensive discussion of issues in using standardized tests along with detailed information on psychometric principles and offers a detailed discussion of alternative assessment approaches that minimize the problems inherent to standardized testsDescribes a new, comprehensive, and integrated assessment approach that derives its strengths from the traditional as well as several alternative approachesAddresses the multicultural issues in assessing communication disorders in children and integrates multicultural assessment procedures into the assessment protocols offered for all communication disordersContains two chapters for each disorder: one on resources that offers scholarly and research background on the disorder and one on resources that describe practical procedures and protocols that save preparation time and effort for the clinician New to the Third Edition: All Resources chapters reflect current research and assessment principles and proceduresUpdated listings and descriptions of published, standardized tests that are commonly used in the assessment of communication disorders in children are providedRevisions of several assessment procedures and protocols, based on recent research, are includedA single streamlined chapter combines research and practical information on assessing ethnoculturally diverse children with alternative and integrated assessment approachesEach chapter contains a summary and sample study questions

Communication Disorders in Childhood Cancer

Author: Bruce E. Murdoch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470698640
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of the communication impairments that occur in association with the two most common forms of childhood cancer, namely leukaemia and brain tumour. Contents ? Major childhood cancers: leukaemia and brain tumour ? Effects of treatment for paediatric cancer on brain structure and function ? Language disorders in children treated for brain tumours ? Language recovery following treatment for paediatric brain tumours ? Variability in patterns of language impairment in children following treatment for posterior fossa tumour ? Language disorders in children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia ? Discourse abilities of children treated for neoplastic conditions ? Motor speech disorders in children treated for brain tumour ? Assessment and treatment of speech and language disorders occuring subsequent to cancer therapy in childhood

Hispanic Children and Adults with Communication Disorders

Author: Henriette W. Langdon
Publisher: Aspen Pub
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Up-to-date and extensively researched, this powerful resource provides non-Spanish speaking clinicians with the methods and tools needed to successfully treat their patients whose first or dominant language is Spanish. Hispanic Children and Adults with Communication Disorders pulls together a body of knowledge not currently available in a single sourcea comprehensive resource offering practical assessment and intervention strategies that work.

Assessment of Language Disorders in Children

Author: Rebecca J. McCauley
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135685940
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book constitutes a clear, comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the basic principles of psychological and educational assessment that underlie effective clinical decisions about childhood language disorders. Rebecca McCauley describes specific commonly used tools, as well as general approaches ranging from traditional standardized norm-referenced testing to more recent ones, such as dynamic and qualitative assessment. Highlighting special considerations in testing and expected patterns of performance, she reviews the challenges presented by children with a variety of problems--specific language impairment, hearing loss, mental retardation, and autism spectrum disorders. Three extended case examples illustrate her discussion of each of these target groups. Her overarching theme is the crucial role of well-formed questions as fundamental guides to decision making, independent of approach. Each chapter features lists of key concepts and terms, study questions, and recommended readings. Tables throughout offer succinct summaries and aids to memory. Students, their instructors, and speech-language pathologists continuing their professional education will all welcome this invaluable new resource. Distinctive features include: A comprehensive consideration of both psychometric and descriptive approaches to the characterization of children's language A detailed discussion of background issues important in the language assessment of the major groups of children with language impairment Timely information on assessment of change--a topic frequently not covered in other texts Extensive guidance on how to evaluate individual norm-referenced measures for adoption An extensive appendix listing about 50 measures used to assess language in children A test review guide that can be reproduced for use by readers.

Treatment of Language Disorders in Children

Author: Rebecca Joan McCauley
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781598579796
Format: PDF, ePub
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Thoroughly updated to meet the needs of today's students in SLP courses, the second edition of this classic textbook prepares future professionals to evaluate, compare, select, and apply effective interventions for language disorders in children. Using realistic case studies and many new video clips that show each strategy in action, the expert contributors introduce your students to 14 current, research-based intervention models and examine practical ways to apply them in the field. The new edition covers interventions for both emerging communication and language and more advanced language and literacy, in a consistent chapter format that makes it easy for students to compare treatment approaches. A textbook SLPs will keep and reference often throughout their careers, this balanced, in-depth look at interventions will prepare professionals to choose and implement the best interventions for children with language disorders. YOUR STUDENTS WILL LEARN ABOUT the theoretical and empirical basis of each intervention target populations for the intervention assessment and decision making practical requirements for implementation considerations for children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds future directions STUDENT-FRIENDLY MATERIALS: A video clip to illustrate each intervention (on the included DVD and available online); case studies; learning activities that challenge students to apply their new knowledge WITH NEW CHAPTERS ON: Print-Referencing Interventions * Language Intervention for School-Age Bilingual Children * Comprehensive Reading Intervention in Augmentative Communication * Complex Sentence Intervention * Narrative Language Intervention * Social Communication Intervention for Children with Language Impairment * Strathclyde Language Intervention Program (SLIP)

Assessment of Communication and Language

Author: Kevin N. Cole
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Identifying children with language impairments has grown increasingly complex as a result of rapid and revolutionary progress in the field of communicative disorders. In Assessment of Communication and Language, leading experts in the field analyze the implications of advances in research and theory and suggest improvements to widely used methods and practices. Some of the important issues they discuss are who should be tested for speech/language disorders; how to adapt methods for children from multicultural backgrounds; what to do when English is a child's second language; the pros and cons of norm-referenced tests and criterion-referenced tests; new ways to use parent report; better methods for evaluating narrative discourse skills; what kinds of tests to use to develop an intervention plan; the best methods for verifying program progress; and new discoveries about language acquisition." "This comprehensive guide to communication and language assessment provides speech-language pathologists, psychologists, researchers, interventionists, special educators, and students with invaluable information and helpful strategies for integrating theoretical and practical advances into their daily work."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Communication Disorders in Infants and Toddlers

Author: Frances P. Billeaud
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
ISBN: 9780750674218
Format: PDF, Docs
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Communication Disorders in Infants and Toddlers is a concise guide to assessment and intervention for infants and toddlers in the birth-to-36-month age group with special needs. In the face of demands placed on the health care system by fluctuating public policy and managed care, this invaluable resource is designed to help professionals optimize treatment and achieve the best possible outcomes for very young patients. It emphasizes a multidisciplinary team approach to management, discussing the processes of teaming, referral, collaboration, and communicating efficiently and effectively with families and peers in related fields. Information on assessment methods, implications of specific diagnosis, and encouraging development through parent-professional teaming are presented with recent research findings, making this text both a valuable, evidence-based reference and clinical tool. Appendices include extensive assessment tools and procedures, Internet resources, and administrative references. Focuses on the practice encountered in health care settings or in private practices rather than school or preschool settings, which benefits clinicians and trainees who deal with these young patients before they enter school. Expert authorship lends credibility and authority to the information presented. Emphasizes the need for effective interaction and communication in a multidisciplinary team working with young, communication-impaired patients, providing crucial information and training on how to participate in a community environment dedicated to delivering outstanding care. Includes information on important topics such as parental involvement, federal legislative initiatives, Managed Care issues, and multidisciplinary teamwork. Well-referenced, up-to-date discussions incorporate the latest research in this area. New material has been added throughout each chapter. A new chapter on the hot topic of Autism Spectrum Disorder - a disorder that is being identified in infants and toddlers at an increasing rate - to help SLPs make a valid diagnosis and appropriate management decisions. Internet resources for both professionals and families are provided in a new appendix

Communication Development and Disorders in African American Children

Author: Alan G. Kamhi
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN:
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Written by leading authorities in the field, this comprehensive text presents research on communication disorders and language development in African American children. The authors' attention to the multicultural aspects of service delivery and intervention fills a gap in the literature and underscores the importance of assessing, diagnosing, and treating communication disorders within the context of each child's home and language background.

The MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders

Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262112789
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A major new reference work with entries covering the entire field of communication and speech disorders. A massive reference work on the scale of MITECS (The MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Sciences), The MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders will become the standard reference in this field for both research and clinical use. It offers almost 200 detailed entries, covering the entire range of communication and speech disorders in children and adults, from basic science to clinical diagnosis.MITECD is divided into four sections that reflect the standard categories within the field (also known as speech-language pathology and audiology): Voice, Speech, Language, and Hearing. Within each category, entries are organized into three subsections: Basic Science, Disorders, and Clinical Management. Basic Science includes relevant information on normal anatomy and physiology, physics, psychology and psychophysics, and linguistics; this provides a scientific foundation for entries in the other subsections. The entries that appear under Disorders offer information on the definition and characterization of specific disorders, and tools for their identification and assessment. The Clinical Management subsection describes appropriate interventions, including behavioral, pharmacological, surgical, and prosthetic. Because the approach to communication disorders can be quite different for children and adults, many topics include separate entries reflecting this. Although some disorders that are first diagnosed in childhood may persist in some form throughout adulthood, many disorders can have an onset in either childhood or adulthood, and the timing of onset can have many implications for both assessment and intervention. Topics covered in MITECD include cochlear implants for children and adults, pitch perception, tinnitus, alaryngeal voice and speech rehabilitation, neural mechanisms of vocalization, holistic voice therapy techniques, computer-based approaches to children's speech and language disorders, neurogenic mutism, regional dialect, agrammatism, global aphasia, and psychosocial problems associated with communicative disorders.