This unique resource provides a comprehensive review of current knowledge about phonological awareness, together with practical guidance for helping preschoolers to adolescents acquire needed skills. Up-to-date findings are synthesized on the development of phonological awareness; its role in literacy learning; and how it can be enhanced in students at risk for reading difficulties and those with reading disorders or speech or language impairments. Of particular value to general and special educators and speech-language professionals, the book's clear recommendations for assessment and intervention show how to translate the research into day-to-day teaching and clinical practice.
Translating cutting-edge research into practical recommendations for assessment and instruction, this book has helped thousands of readers understand the key role of phonological awareness in the development of reading, writing, and spelling. It clearly shows how children's knowledge about the sound structure of spoken language contributes to literacy acquisition. Evidence-based strategies are described for enhancing all learners' phonological awareness and effectively supporting those who are struggling (ages 3–17). The book discusses ways to tailor instruction and intervention for a broad range of students, including English language learners (ELLs) and those with reading or language disorders. New to This Edition: *Incorporates over a decade of important advances in research, assessment, and instruction. *Chapter on ELLs, plus additional insights on ELLs woven throughout the book, including new case studies. *Chapter on spelling development. *Significantly revised coverage of children with complex communication needs.
Caroline Bowen’s Children’s Speech Sound Disorders will be welcomed by experienced and novice clinicians, clinical educators, and students in the field of speech-language pathology/speech and language therapy for its practical, clinical focus. Drawing on the evidence base where possible, and making important theory to practice links overt, Bowen enhances her comprehensive account of assessment and clinical management of children with protracted or problematic speech development, with the addition of forty nine expert essays. These unique contributions are authored by fifty one internationally respected academicians, clinicians, researchers and thinkers representing a range of work settings, expertise, paradigms and theoretical orientations. In response to frequently asked questions about their work they address key theoretical, assessment, intervention, and service delivery issues.
This book is a tool for researchers, educators, teachers and undergraduate and postgraduate teachers who have an interest in understanding ways to enhance children's motivation in reading, writing and oral language.
SLPs--get ready to work effectively with children and adolescents who have developmental language disorders with this indispensable resource. Highly respected editors Alan G. Kamhi, Julie J. Masterson, and Kenn Apel have developed a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind text that Teaches assessment and intervention. The book's first half shows SLPs how to assess spoken and written communication skills and select targets for intervention, and the second half is an extensive guide to interventions for specific areas of language development. Covers the widest range of topics. Current and future practitioners will get clear, explicit guidance on all the practical issues they'll face on a daily basis. Add...