Understanding developmental language disorders : from theory to practice /
090213s2008 enka b 001 0 eng
|aWL 340.2|bU55 2008
|aUnderstanding developmental language disorders :|bfrom theory to practice /|cedited by Courtenay Frazier Norbury, J. Bruce Tomblin, and Dorothy V.M. Bishop.
|aHove [England] ;|aNew York :|bPsychology Press,|c2008.
|axv, 232 p. :|bill. ;|c26 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and indexes.
|aAssessment and investigation of children with developmental language disorder / Gillian Baird -- Short-term memory in children with developmental language disorder / Maggie Vance -- Using eye-movements to investigate developmental language disorders / Kate Nation -- Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate developmental language disorders / Frederic Dick, Fiona Richardson, and Maria Cristina Saccuman -- Specific language impairment (SLI), dyslexia, and autism: using genetics to unravel their relationship / Dorothy V.M. Bishop -- The application of molecular genetics to the study of developmental language disorder / Dianne Newbury and Anthony Monaco --
|aValidating diagnostic standards for SLI using adolescent outcomes / J. Bruce Tomblin -- Heterogeneity of specific language impairment: outcome in adolescence / Gina Conti-Ramsden -- Inclusion versus specialist provision: ideology versus evidence based practice for children with developmental language disorders / Julie Dockrell and Geoff Lindsay -- Improving grammatical skill in children with specific language impairment / Susan Ebbels -- Reading intervention for children with language learning difficulties / Margaret J. Snowling and Charles Hulme -- Intervention for children with pragmatic language impairments : frameworks, evidence, and diversity / Catherine Adams -- Diagnostic concepts and risk processes / Michael Rutter.
|aThis work brings existing research together in a format accessible to researchers, clinicians and families alike. Each chapter provides an overview of research developments, written by a leading authority in that field.
Developmental language disorders (DLD) occur when a child fails to develop his or her native language often for no apparent reason. Delayed development of speech and/or language is one of the most common reasons for parents of preschool children to seek the advice of their family doctor. Although some children rapidly improve, others have more persistent language difficulties. These long-term deficits can adversely affect academic progress, social relationships and mental well-being. Although DLDs are common, we are still a long way from understanding what causes them and how best to intervene. Understanding Developmental Language Disorders summarises the recent research developments in genetics and neuroimaging studies, assessment techniques and treatment studies to provide an overview of all aspects of DLD. The book investigates the possible genetic and biological causes of the disorder, how best to assess children's language skills to identify when and where communication breakdown occurs, what the long-term outcomes are for children who grow up with DLD, overlaps between DLD and other childhood disorders such as dyslexia and autism and how best to treat children with the disorder. Each chapter is written by a leading authority in the field in a format accessible to researchers, clinicians and families alike. This book, with its focus on both theory and practice, will be invaluable to students and researchers of speech-language pathology, psychology, psychiatry, linguistics and education. It will also be of interest to practicing speech-language pathologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, educational psychologists, and teachers and parents of children with developmental language disorders.