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Speech and Language Development and Intervention in Down Syndrome and Fragile X Syndrome free pdf Spotlighting two of the most prevalent and most researched genetically based disabilities - Down syndrome and Fragile X syndrome - this cutting-edge text clarifies the distinct speech and language issues associated with each disorder and helps readers conduct individualized assessment and intervention.An essential upper-level textbook and an invaluable professional reference, this book gives readers the up-to-date research and clinical insight they need to: fully understand both disabilities - the behaviors, characteristics, genetics, and treatments associated with each- see how speech and language develop across the lifespan, from infancy to adulthood- apply principles of effective assessment with people from every age group- use specific interventions to support key aspects of speech and language development- tailor assessment and intervention to an individual's communicative needs and abilities- tune into the family's perspective and encourage their ongoing involvement- and examine other disorders by using this research as a model for future practice.Authoritative contributions from more than 15 leading experts prepare readers for effective clinical practice, and the "directions for research" sections throughout the book help researchers shape future studies and move the field forward. A necessary resource for SLPs, pediatricians, AAC specialists, and early interventionists, this definitive volume is key to supporting the communicative competence of people with Down syndrome and Fragile X syndrome at every stage of life.

About Joanne E. Roberts

Steven F. Warren, Ph.D., is Professor of Special Education and Psychology at George Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. Dr. Warren is also Associate Director of the John F. Kennedy Center for Research and Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University, and Co-Director of the Center's Mental Retardation Research Training Program. His research has focused on language generalization and milieu intervention approaches. Marc E. Fey, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a professor in the Hearing and Speech Department at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has published numerous articles, chapters, and software programs on childrena s speech and language development and disorders and has written or edited three books on childlanguage intervention. He was editor of the "American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology" from 1996 to 1998 and chair of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Associationa s publications board from 2003 to 2005. He holds the Kawana Award for Lifetime Achievement in Publications and the Honors of the Association from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Alan G. Kamhi, Ph.D., is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders at Northern Illinois University. Since the mid-1970s, he has conducted research on many aspects of developmental speech, language, and reading disorders. He has written several books with Hugh Catts on the connections between language and reading disabilities as well as two books with Karen E. Pollock and Joyce Harris on communication development and disorders in African American speakers. His current research focuses on how to use research and reason to make clinical decisions in the treatment of children with speech, language, and literacy problems. He began a 3-year term as the Language Editor for the "Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research" in January 2004 and served as Editor of "Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools" from 1986 to 1992. James Law, Ph.D., Professor of Speech and Language Science, Institute of Health and Society, School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University, Victoria Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NEI 7RU, United Kingdom James Law graduated with a degree in linguistics before qualifying as a speech and language therapist. His principal research interests are child language and language learning diffi culties, evidence-based practice and intervention, and mapping longitudinal outcomes for children with language diffi culties. He has had a wide range of research funding, most recently as a principal investigator on the A 1.5m Better Communication Research Programme in the United Kingdom and the Centre for Research Excellence in Child Language in Victoria, Australia. "Rose A. Sevcik, Ph.D., is Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at Georgia State University, Atlanta. Her research has focused on the language and communication development of children and youth with mental retardation and of great apes. Dr. Sevick has an extensive publication record and has given numerous presentations to national and international audiences. She is a fellow of the American Association on Mental Retardation and currently is the Associate Coordinator for ASHA's Special Interest Division on Augmentative and Alternative Communication. She is also Associate Editor for Language of the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research and Consulting Editor for Augmentative and Alternative Communication and the American Journal on Mental Retardation." Donna J. Thal, Ph.D., holds a master of science degree in speech pathology and audiology from Brooklyn College and a doctorate in speech and hearing sciences from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). She has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Research in Language at UCSD, an assistant professor at Hofstra University, and an assistant professor at Queens College of CUNY. Dr. Thal is a developmental psycholinguist and a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist who has conducted research in a number of areas, including normal and disordered development of language and cognition, children with focal brain injury, and children with delayed onset of language. She has also carried out studies of language development in Spanish-speaking infants and toddlers. Her most recent work focuses on early identification of risk for clinically significant language impairment and is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders (NIDCD), within the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Thal is an editorial consultant for language for the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research and the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. She was the California State nominee for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Outstanding Clinical Achievement Award in 1996, received the Monty Distinguished Faculty Award from SDSU 1998 and the Albert W. Johnson Research Lecturer Award from SDSU in 1999, and was the Wang Family Excellence Award nominee from SDSU in 2000. She served a 4-year term on the Communicative Disorders Review Committee for the NIDCD from 1998 to 2002. Dr. Thal is a co-author of the MacArthur Communicative Development Inventories. Dr. van Kleeck's research focuses on language and emerging literacy skills in children who are language impaired as well as the broader group of children who are at risk academically. Some specific areas of interests include (a) parentsa language socialization processes in the home that provide their young children with foundations for later literacy and academic success, and (b) issues related to language assessment in the preschool population. Her most recent work focuses on what she refers to as the academic talk register in preschoolers, and ita s importance to later academic achievement. Dr. van Kleecka s previous publications include several edited books, nearly 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, and 25 book chapters. She has given several hundred invited and peer-reviewed presentations nationally and internationally. Susan Ellis Weismer, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Associate Dean, College of Letters and Science, University of Wisconsin Madison, Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705 Susan Ellis Weismer is a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, a Waisman Center principal investigator, and an associate dean in the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She also holds affi liate faculty positions in the Departments of Psychology and Educational Psychology. Her research focuses on understanding the developmental course and mechanisms underlying language disorders in late talkers, children with specifi c language impairment, and children on the autism spectrum. She is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, past editor of the "Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, "and former member of the National Institutes of Health Language and Communication Study Section grant review panel. Donald B. Bailey, Jr., Ph.D., is Distinguished Fellow at RTI International. He is internationally known as an expert on young children with disabilities. For 27 years, he was on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor and, for 14 years, director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Dr. Bailey has addressed a variety of issues in his research and publications related to early intervention of children with disabilities and their families, with a particular focus on family support, inclusion, early identification, and fragile X syndrome. He has an extensive record of publications, with more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and books on a wide variety of topics related to early education, early intervention, disability, and family support. Jon F. Miller, Ph.D., is Director of the Language Analysis Laboratory at The Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published extensively in the areas of child language development and disorders, language assessment, and language intervention. In addition, he has been investigating early language development in children with Down syndrome in a longitudinal research project funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1988. Dr. Carol Stoel-Gammon is Professor Emerita in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle. She received her doctoral degree in Linguistics from Stanford University, and has taught, mentored and carried out research in the area of phonological development and disorders for many years. Her book Normal and Disordered Phonology in Children, co-authored with Carla Dunn was published in 1985. Her research interests focus on prelinguistic vocal development and early phonological development in children who are typically developing, and speech development of children with autism, cleft palate, Down syndrome, Fragile X, childhood apraxia of speech, children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, and late talkers. Dr. Stoel-Gammon as served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, and the Journal of Child Language."

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Author : Joanne E. Roberts
Publisher : Brookes Publishing Co
Data Published : 15 January 2008
ISBN : 1557668744
EAN : 9781557668745
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 328 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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