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Language Disorders A Functional Approach to Assessment and Intervention, 6th Edition (The Allyn & Bacon Communication Sciences and Disorders)

Taking a functional approach, Language Disorders, 6/e focuses on children’s language problems from a holistic perspective. Unlike other language disorders books, it moves logically from assessment through intervention emphasizing universal techniques that work for all delays and disorders. With over 1200 new references, it provides a strong theoretical background and emphasizes evidence-based practices. This edition includes a new chapter on early communication intervention, more on language analysis, coverage of Specific Language Impairment, and more on augmentative and alternative communication.

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Assessments and interventions for children with language problems.

Taking a functional approach, Language Disorders, 6/e focuses on children’s language problems from a holistic perspective. Unlike other language disorders texts, it moves logically from assessment through intervention emphasizing universal techniques that work for all delays and disorders. With over 1200 new references, it provides a strong theoretical background and emphasizes evidence-based practices. Assessments and interventions emphasize a child’s natural environment and conversational partners. Interventions are included for both family and classroom settings.

New to the Edition

  • New chapter on early communication intervention (Chapter 3) follows the model supported by the U.S. government and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and discusses early intervention, ECI assessment, Transdisciplinary Model of Assessment, and intervention strategies.
  • Consolidated chapter on language analysis (Chapter 7) discusses the process of analyzing language across utterances, partners and communication events.
  • More on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) appears in this edition.
  • More on Response to Intervention (RTI) and inclusion (Chapter 12) reflects current classroom conditions.
  • Expanded coverage of Specific Language Impairment and working memory addresses the explosion of research in these areas.
  • More on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) includes new incidence figures and descriptive criteria.
  • Over 1200 new references highlightsthe best evidence-based practices.

About the Author

Robert E. Owens, Jr. Ph.D. (“Dr. Bob”) is an Associate Professor at the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY and a New York State Distinguished Teaching Professor. He teaches courses in language development and language disorders and is the author of several books including the following Pearson texts:

  • Language Development, An Introduction (8 editions)
  • Language Disorders, A Functional Approach (6 editions)
  • Communication Disorders:  A Life Span Perspective  (4 editions)

His Language Development text is the most widely used in the world and has been translated into Spanish, Korean, and Arabic. He has also co-authored Introduction to Communication Disorders, A Life Span Perspective (4 editions), which has been translated into Mandarin, and written a score of book chapters and professional articles. Currently, he is authoring a text on early intervention. Dr. Bob has presented over 180 professional papers and workshops around the globe. His professional interests are language disorders in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who are also some of his best friends.

Product Details :

  • Series: The Allyn & Bacon Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Paperback: 504 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 6 edition (March 2, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132978725
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132978729
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 7.8 x 9.8 inches

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