As the number of culturally and linguistically diverse individuals in the United States continues to increase annually, Language Development: Foundations, Processes, and Clinical Applications will help your students understand language development in terms of each individual child’s communication needs. This comprehensive resource, written by experts in the field, offers an accessible overview of language development bydiscussing the typical course of language development within the clinical context of language assessment and intervention. Clinical practice applications will help your students prepare for the clinical challenges they will face in their professional careers.This resource focuses on our role of responsibility to children who are challenged in learning to communicate, and in doing so, bridges the biological, environmental, technological and professional aspects to advancing the development of professionals and children alike. Language Development: Foundations, Processes, and Clinical Applications features chapter objectives, dialogues, case studies, key terms, and study questions, as well as a glossary.
"This comprehensive overview of language development within the clinical context of assessment and intervention makes it a unique and excellent textbook for students of speech-language pathology. .....The information is up to date, and the authors include key historical perspectives along with the latest research and perspectives on the development of language."
- Stacy Shumway, PhD, National Institute of Mental Health
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Assessment and Intervention of Language: A Developmental Approach
Chapter 2 Child Development
Chapter 3 Historical and Contemporary Views of the Nature-Nurture Debate: A Continuum of Perspectives for the Speech-Language Pathologis
Chapter 4 Hearing and Language Development
Chapter 5 Social-Emotional Bases of Communication Development
Chapter 6 Gesture Development
Chapter 7 Early Semantic Development: The Developing Lexicon
Chapter 8 Speech Sound Disorders: an Overview of Acquisition, Assessment, and Treatment
Chapter 9 Morphology
Chapter 10 The Development of Grammar
Chapter 11 Comprehension of Language
Chapter 12 The Transition to the School-Age Years: Literacy Development
Chapter 13 Multicultural Perspectives: The Road to Cultural Competence
Chapter 14 Children with Language Impairment
Chapter 15 Communication Development in Children with Multiple Disabilities: The Role of Augmentative and Alternative Communication
About the Author(s)
Brian B. Shulman, PhD - Dean, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Seton Hall University
Dr. Brian B. Shulman is Dean of the School of Health and Medical Sciences at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. Dr. Shulman received his Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts degrees, both in Speech-Language Pathology, from Bowling Green State University (OH). His Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology is from the State University of New York College at Cortland. Dr. Shulman holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology. He is a Board Recognized Specialist in Child Language (BRS-CL) as conferred by ASHA’s Specialty Board on Child Language. A Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Dr. Shulman has made numerous invited presentations to professional groups at international, national, state, and local levels. Dr. Shulman has served in a number of leadership positions within ASHA as Chair of ASHA’s Board of Division Coordinators (BDC). He also served as a member of ASHA’s Council for Clinical Specialty Recognition and served as co-chair of two ASHA annual conventions. Dr. Shulman recently completed a three-year term as ASHA’s nationally elected Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice. In that role, he identified national issues, monitored the emergence of new areas of practice, addressed concerns of the work setting, and monitored and facilitated Association activities designed to promote all practice settings.
Nina C. Capone, PhD - Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Seton Hall University