Treatment of Language Disorders in Children, Second Edition

Volume Editors: Rebecca J. McCauley Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Marc E. Fey Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Ronald B. Gillam; Series Editors: Marc E. Fey Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Alan G. Kamhi

Format: Paperback w/DVD, 552 pages, 7.0 x 10.0
ISBN: 9781598579796
Price: $74.95

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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.


  • 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)


Review by: Chris Dollaghan, School of Behavioral and Brain SciencesUniversity of Texas at Dallas
“Comprehensive and superbly readable ... synthesizes the state of the art, and the state of the evidence, on the broad spectrum of interventions for children with language disorders and other language-related challenges.”
Review by: Elena Plante, The University of Arizona
“This is the eagerly awaited second edition of a now seminal text for child language disorders. This comprehensive volume provides an invaluable resource on the state-of-the-science concerning current treatment approaches. It should be on the desk of every practitioner who treats children with communication disorders.”
Review by: Rhea Paul, Sacred Heart University
“This volume provides an updated version of an indispensable resource for speech-language pathologists. Like its first edition, it uses a structured format for each chapter to review a range of interventions that have some evidentiary support in the literature. Each chapter clearly outlines the approach, the population for which it is appropriate, its theoretical foundation as well as the studies that support it. The second edition adds the most recent evidence from the literature, and includes additional interventions, making it even more relevant to contemporary practice. Every SLP who delivers intervention to children should own this book.”

Table of Contents

About the Video Clips
Series Preface
Editorial Advisory Board
About the Editors
About the Contributors
  1. Introduction to Treatment of Language Disorders in Children, Second Edition
    Rebecca J. McCauley, Marc E. Fey, and Ronald B. Gillam
I. Interventions Targeting Emerging Communication and Language
Marc E. Fey, Rebecca J. McCauley, and Ronald B. Gillam
  1. Hanen Programs for Parents: Parent-Implemented Early Language Intervention
    Elaine Weitzman, Luigi Girolametto, and Lisa Drake
  2. Responsivity Education/Prelinguistic Milieu Teaching
    Marc E. Fey, Steven F. Warren, Shelley L. Bredin-Oja, and Paul J. Yoder
  3. Enhanced Milieu Teaching
    Ann P. Kaiser and Lauren H. Hampton
  4. Focused Stimulation Approach to Language Intervention
    Susan Ellis Weismer, Courtney E. Venker, and Shari Robertson
  5. The System for Augmenting Language: AAC and Emerging Language Intervention
    MaryAnn Romski, Rose A. Sevcik, Melissa A. Cheslock, and Andrea Barton-Hulsey
  6. Print-Referencing Interventions: A Framework for Improving Children's Print Knowledge
    Jaclyn M. Dynia, Jill M. Pentimonti, and Laura M. Justice
  7. Phonological Awareness Intervention: Building Foundations for Successful Early Literacy Development for Preschool Children with Speech-Language Impairment
    Gail T. Gillon and Brigid C. McNeill
II. Interventions Targeting More Advanced Language and Literacy
Ronald B. Gillam, Rebecca J. McCauley, and Marc E. Fey
  1. Language Intervention for School-Age Bilingual Children: Principles and Application
    Elizabeth D. Pea, Lisa M. Bedore, and Mirza J. Lugo-Neris
  2. Comprehensive Reading Intervention in Augmentative Communication
    Karen A. Erickson, David A. Koppenhaver, and James W. Cunningham
  3. Effective Interventions for Word Decoding and Reading Comprehension
    Sandra Laing Gillam and D. Ray Reutzel
  4. Complex Sentence Intervention
    Catherine H. Balthazar and Cheryl M. Scott
  5. Supporting Knowledge in Language and Literacy: A Narrative-Based Language Intervention Program
    Ronald B. Gillam, Sandra Laing Gillam, and Marc E. Fey
  6. Social Communication Intervention for Children with Language Impairment
    Martin Fujiki and Bonnie Brinton
  7. Parameters of Service Delivery and the Strathclyde Language Intervention Program
    James Boyle and Elspeth McCartney

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