This book brings together theoretical, practical, and clinical knowledge from several disciplines that bear on language and communication in an accessible form.
Contributions from education, linguistics, psychology, pediatrics, psychiatry, neurology, neuropsychology, and speech therapy are included. They describe language development, suggest classifications for language pathology, outline the epidemiology of language difficulties, consider assessment and therapy, alternative communication systems and the impact of technology on communication aids.
The variety of perspectives that it provides will make it particularly useful to the range of specialists who are concerned with the development of communication skills and language disorders.
Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 101-102
'This book is the distillation of the energy of a great many experts and, as such, would be fruitful reading for anyone specialising in language impairment. The literature reviews alone would prove invaluable.'
James Law, British Journal of Disorders of Communication
'This book provides an extremely broad and excellent review of normal and disordered language development in childhood. Its strength is that it provides a broad-ranging discussion of the topic from the diverse viewpoints of the many disciplines represented among the authors. This is a book that will be highly valued by those with either a particular interest in language and its disorders or in the more general field of child development.'
M O'Callaghan, Australian Paediatric Journal