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Language Disorders: A Functional Approach to Assessment and Intervention (5th Edition)

Language Disorders: A Functional Approach to Assessment and Intervention (5th Edition)
Author: Robert E. Owens Jr.
ISBN 13: 9780205607648
ISBN 10: 205607640
Edition: 5
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2009-01-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 565
List Price: $151.00

The new fifth edition of Language Disorders offers a comprehensive discussion of language disorders and clinical practice that emphasizes classroom application and evidence-based practice. The text builds a foundation of information about models and disorders and then asks students to apply that information to learning assessment and intervention skills. This text takes a functional, environmental, and conversational approach to assessment and intervention by using the child's natural environment and conversational partners. Unlike other language disorders texts that have a disorder-specific focus, this text takes a logical traverse from assessment through intervention across disorders.

The revised fifth edition is completely updated with current trends and developments in the field and offers an array of practical ideas and useful suggestions for students and speech-language pathologists. The text provides concrete guidelines and procedures for the assessment and training of children as well as training for speech-language pathologists.


Focuses on children, grouping both delay and disorder under language- impairment in order to introduce the Functional Language approach to assessment and intervention. The approach draws from several others and is also known by such names as environmental or conversational. The third edition is updated from 1995 (first in 1991) with a new chapter on assessing culturally and linguistically diverse children, and expanded discussion of classroom intervention. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.