Beyond Baby Talk: From Speaking to Spelling: A Guide to Language and Literacy Development for Parents and Caregivers

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Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, Oct 2, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 304 pages
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From "Goo" to Gab — Guiding Your Child to Effective Communication
The first five years of a child's life are the most critical for speech and language development, and, as a parent, you are your child's primary language role model. So what are the best ways to help your child develop the all-important skill of communication? Fun, easy, and engaging, this book shows you how! Inside, you'll discover all of the essential steps and checkpoints from birth through age five, tips to help your child progress on schedule, and easy methods to:
Evaluate and monitor your child's language development
Understand and deal with environmental impacts such as television and cultural styles
Recognize the signs of language development problems
And much, much more!


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Contents

low Does Tour Child I ear and Talk? viii
1
TWO Earliest Words Discovering Your Babys Style 88
33
Natural I ays
53
Setting Tour
76
Helping Tour
102
QX The Influence of Gender and Birth Order
122
SEVEN The Influence of Culture on Language
141
HCHT The Influence ofAIedia on Language Development 1 61
193
Knowing lVzat
215
Getting I Ielp 285
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Kenn Apel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a professor of communication disorders and sciences at Witchita State University and a widely known educator and specialist in childhood language.

Julie J. Masterson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a nationally known educator and specialist in child language development. She is a professor of communication sciences and disorders at Southwest Missouri State University.


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