Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems : What Every Parent Should Know by Patricia McAleer Hamaguchi; John Wiley & Sons, 1995. Does your child have trouble speaking or listening? This essential, up-to-date guide explains what parents can do to help. Speech-language pathologist Patricia Hamaguchi employs her 15 years of experience to show parents how to recognize the most common speech, language, and listening problems.
'Words Fail Me' : How Language Works and What Happens
When It Doesn't by Priscilla L. Vail; Modern Learning Press,
1996. Parents, educators and general-interest readers will relish a fine
book which surveys how language develops in kids. Why isn't language developing
for so many? This explores links between reading, writing, listening and
speaking, revealing how
these are learned and what happens in the process breaks down at various stages.
Late-Talking Children by Thomas Sowell; Harper Collins Publishers, 1997 Although late-talking in children is often a warning sign of impaired mental and social development, it is not a guarantee of future problems. Albert Einstein was a late talker, as were many other individuals of gifted and normal intelligence, including eminent economist and intellectual Thomas Sowell's own son, John.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication : Management of Severe Communication Disorders in Children and Adults by David R. Beukelman, Pat Mirenda, Paul H.Brooks Publishers, 1995. Thorough discussion of how to plan and implement AAC interventions, with in-depth examinations of the communication needs of people in intensive care settings and children and adults with autism, traumatic brain injury, intellectual disabilities, and sensory impairments.
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