Clinical Decision Making in Developmental Language Disorders

Volume Editor: Alan G. Kamhi

Format: Paperback, 416 pages, 0.0 x 10.0
ISBN: 9781557668820
Price: $46.95

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SLPs—get ready to work effectively with children and adolescents who have developmental language disorders with this indispensable resource. Highly respected editors Alan G. Kamhi, Julie J. Masterson, and Kenn Apel have developed a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind text that

  • Teaches assessment and intervention. The book's first half shows SLPs how to assess spoken and written communication skills and select targets for intervention, and the second half is an extensive guide to interventions for specific areas of language development.
  • Covers the widest range of topics. Current and future practitioners will get clear, explicit guidance on all the practical issues they'll face on a daily basis.
  • Addresses a broad age span. Readers will discover how to manage the specific issues they'll encounter when assessing and intervening with infants, toddlers, preschool children, school-age children, and adolescents.
  • Incorporates both scientific evidence and clinical insight. More than two dozen expert contributors lay out the latest research and add their own wisdom from years of practice—showing readers how to use sound clinical judgment to fill the gaps in available evidence.

The most complete treatment of this critical subject area, this essential text will prepare SLPs to make the best possible clinical decisions—and improve the communication and overall quality of life for children and adolescents with developmental language disorders.


Review by: Johanna Price, Assistant Professor, Mississippi University for Women
"An invaluable resource for both students and clinicians."
Review by: Judy Montgomery, Board Recognized Specialist in Child Language, Professor, Chapman University School of Education
Excellent clinical decisions are now within our grasp.
Review by: Jenny Roberts, Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, Hofstra University
"A wonderful book . . . using first-person accounts from leaders in the field."

Table of Contents

Series Preface
Editorial Advisory Board
About the Editors
Foreword: Laurence Leonard

I. Assessment, Diagnosis, and Target Selection
  1. Considerations for Family-Guided Communication Assessment of Infants and Toddlers in Natural Environments
    Juliann Woods and Amy M. Wetherby

  2. Assessment of Prelinguistic & Emerging Language Skills of Children with Developmental Language Disorders
    Shari A. Robertson

  3. Assessment of Preschool & Early School-Age Children with Developmental Language Disorders
    Shari A. Robertson

  4. Assessment and Diagnosis of Adolescents and Young Adults: Spoken Language Disorders
    Julie Wolter

  5. Assessment of Reading Comprehension and Written Expression in Adolescents and Adults
    Bonnie D. Singer

  6. Language Variation, Assessment, and Intervention
    Elizabeth D. Pea, Connie Summers, & Maria Resendiz
II. Intervention and Service Delivery
  1. Facilitation of Early Communicative Behaviors
    Carla Wood Jackson

  2. Syntax-Morphology
    Catherine H. Balthazar and Cheryl M. Scott

  3. Semantic Intervention: Enhancing Vocabulary Knowledge in Children with Language Impairment
    Gail T. Gillon, Catherine A. Moran, & Felicity Page

  4. Addressing the Social Concomitants of Developmental Language Impairments
    Sean M. Redmond & Geralyn R. Timler

  5. Supporting the Development of Spoken Narrative Skills in Children with Language Impairment
    Donna Boudreau

  6. Early Literacy Development
    Joan Kaderavek

  7. Spelling and Word-Level Reading: A Multilinguistic Approach
    Julie J. Masterson and Kenn Apel

  8. Understanding and Remediating Text Comprehension Problems in School-Age Children
    Sandra Laing Gillam

  9. The Right to Write: Composition Instruction for Students with Language/Learning Disabilities
    Laura Green

  10. Serving Secondary Students
    Kevin N. Cole

  11. Facilitating Language Skills in Individuals Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication
    Lisa A. Wood & Pamela Hart

  12. Legal Mandates: Impetus for Improving Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of School-Age Children and Adolescents with Developmental Language Disorders
    Tom C. Ehren & Barbara J. Ehren
III. Future Directions
  1. Thoughts and Reflections on Developmental Language Disorders
    Alan Kamhi

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