This is a MAJOR revision of the previous edition. The language has become more accessible to readers, and material has been updated and included throughout. Speech-language pathologists of all levels of experience will turn to this comprehensive overview of language disorders across the childhood years. This book provides readers with information, instructional goals, and strategies within a systems framework to guide treatment of language disorders from infancy through adolescence in the context of culture, family, home, school, and work. Topics include: language and communication; assessment and intervention; causes, categories, and characteristics; balancing ages and developmental stages; and more. New material on assessment and intervention in early, middle, and later stages as well as a full chapter on severe communication impairment are also included. An solid reference for new and practicing speech pathologists.