Language Development and Disorders: A Case Study Approach

Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2009 - 422 páginas
Prepare your students for clinical interactions with this one-of-a-kind guide! Special education and speech/language therapy students need to know how to apply their knowledge in practical settings to effectively prepare for and practice in their future careers as professionals. The use of case studies in this text will allow students to discuss and apply their knowledge in controlled settings to prepare them for real-life clinical applications. The problem-based instruction format is the best method for building students' knowledge while enhancing critical thinking skills in preliminary application situations. This book provides informational chapters containing overview information related to speech and language development and speech and language disorders followed by transcribed real-life case studies of both typical and atypical speech and language development. When possible, the companion audio or visual recordings provide additional information to the transcribed examples. By reading transcribed conversations of students at various ages, readers will be able to identify components of language development as well as intricate issues that may arise when a disorder is present. Every student should have this book!

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Part I Language Development
Part II Communication Disorders
Part III Case Study Language Samples

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Sobre el autor (2009)

Carol A. Angell, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Dr. Angell currently oversees graduate and undergraduate curriculum as the director of the Graduate Special Education Program and the Undergraduate Joint Teacher Education Program. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in regular and special (cross-categorical special education) education teacher preparation. Course topics taught include language development and communication disorders, elementary reading methodology, cross-categorical instructional methodology, special education law, introduction to special education, field experience supervision. Dr. Angell's research interests include early literacy instruction and assessment, inclusion of students with disabilities, and attitude awareness toward persons with disabilities.

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