Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 13, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 320 pages
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The essential, up-to-date guide for helping children with language and listening problems

Does your child have trouble getting the right words out, following directions, or being understood? In this revised new edition of Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems, speech-language pathologist Patricia Hamaguchi-who has been helping children overcome problems like these for more than thirty years-answers your questions to help you determine what's best for your child. This newest edition: *

Expands on speech and articulation issues affecting toddlers *

Includes a new chapter on socially "quirky" children

  • Explains how to get the right help for your child, including when to wait before seeking help, how to find the right specialist, and how the problem may affect your child academically, socially, and at home
  • Covers major revisions in educational laws and programs and insurance coverage as well as current information on new interventions and cutting-edge research in the field
  • Updates information on autism spectrum disorders, neurobiological disorders, and auditory processing disorders
  • "Provides valuable information for parents of children with speech, language, and listening problems."-Sandra C. Holley, Ph.D., Former President, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (on the Second Edition)

More than 1.1 million children receive special education services each year to address speech and language problems, and many others struggle with language and listening to some degree. If your child is one of them, this book gives you the crucial and up-to-date guidance you need to help him or her both in school and at home.


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Does Your Child Need Help? The Warning Signs
Having Your Child Evaluated
Understanding Report Jargon
Options for Speech and Language Therapy
Understanding Speech Problems
Understanding Language Problems
Understanding Listening Auditory Problems
Causes and Associated Conditions
Answers to Your Questions
Appendix A Resources

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PATRICIA McALEER HAMAGUCHI, M.A., CCC-SLP, holds a master's degree in speech-language pathology and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for nearly thirty years and has written several books on related topics. She has a private practice in Cupertino, California, and resides nearby with her husband and two children.

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