The new edition of An Introduction to Children with Language Disorders provides an excellent overview of the variety of populations of children who have language disorders.
Authored by Vicki Reed, the third edition has been thoroughly updated and revised. Organized by common childhood language disorder populations, this offers a discussion of language disorders in a wide range of children, which gives this text a depth and breath that's unsurpassed. Coverage encompasses language disorders in children with specific language impairment, mental retardation, autism, learning disabilities, hearing-impairment, and acquired language disorders; language disorders in children from toddler age to adolescence, in bilingual-bicultural children, and, in special populations such as gifted children, children with visual impairment, children with neuromotor problems, and children with cleft palate. This new edition includes excellent coverage of adolescents with language disorders and an explanded and updated chapter on intervention. A new spearate chapter on AAC and its consideration with children with language disorders is also included.
New edition of a text for students aiming for professions in which they will be helping children who have language problems. Takes the position that neither the traditional etiological approach nor the noncategorical approach is, by itself, sufficient. Draws on both to present the complexities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)